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chilling confession. good morning, chilling confession, a brook lancaster man admits to the murder of an 8-year-old boy who got lost as he walked home alone from day camp. why the alleged killer says he did it. >> enough is enough, president obama reportedly walks out of the mt contentious meeting yet to reach a deficit deal amid a new warning that failure to act may cost the u.s. the top credit rating. the u.s. women's soccer team uses a dramatic goal to advance at the world cup. now they are in the finals for the first time in 12 years
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today, thursday, july 14th, 2011. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and welcome today on this thursday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and this case in brooklyn has shaken the murder of this 8-year-old boy. >> it's shaken anyone thinking about this as a parent. the victim just eight years out, begged his parents to be allowed to walk home from summer camp by himself. they finally agreed. police say it was happensubstance he asked a man for help who would wind up killing him. a new arrest tied to the tabloid phone hacking scandal in britain. lawmakers here at home in the u.s. are calling for their own investigation.
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we're going to have details on that. do you know how to secure your cell phone to prevent people from hacking it? we're going to run through four things you need to know to keep hackers at bay. >> also this morning, daniel radcliffe will be here, the star, of course of the wildly successful "harry potter" franchise and the final film is opening tomorrow. it has already set the record for advanced ticket sales and he'll be opening up about the series as it comes to an end and a personal issue that he struggled with. we want to begin with the chilling confession from the alleged killer of an 8-year-old in new york city. jeff rossen has details on that. some of the details are disturbing, jeff. >> reporter: this sure are. good morning to you. this young boy, 8-year-old boy asked his parents over and over again, can i please walk home from summer camp all by himself. parents finally said yes. they rehearsed the route, only
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about seven blocks, chose a halfway point. eastbound ran through it and practiced it together. when the boy did it all by himself he walked down this street and something went wrong. he got lost right over here at this intersection. he asked a stranger for directions and police say that man took him and then killed him. wednesday night thousands mourn the loss of a little boy. these are the last images ever taken of 8-year-old leibby krets xi showing him walking down the sidewalk on the way to meet his mom. he took a wrong turn and police say asked a man for directions. you can see leibby walking behind him. they walk back and police say leibby gets into the man's car, never to be seen again. >> my pain is because i know the kid. i saw him. very friendly and nice boy who is a really nice boy. >> reporter: after days of
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searching, police got a tip from a dentist's office on the block where leibby disappeared. police rushed to the home of 35-year-o 35-year-old. >> when detectives asked where the boy was he nodded towards the kitchen where they detected blood on the freezer handle. >> reporter: law enforcement sau sources say he confessed, leibby watched tv and then fell asleep. the next day he told police he saw the flyers about leibby's disappearance and told them, i panicked and was afraid, went for a towel to smother him. police say the boy's body was dismembered with body parts found in the suspect's freezer and in the nearby dumpster. police sources say the confession ends, i understand this may be wrong and i'm sorry for the hurt that i have caused. i need time to process what's
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happening in this neighborhood. >> reporter: this is a tight knit community where orthodox jews live together and protect each other. his accused killer an orthodox jew. >> this was not a stranger that came from somewhere else. someone from within the community. >> reporter: he lived with his father and worked at the hardware store. no record of violent crime. he's divorced, once married to this woman. >> i never once saw anything out of the ordinary or anything like that ever. >> reporter: his lawyer had only this to say. >> our condolences to the family of the victim. we'll let the judicial process take its course. no further comment. >> reporter: he is now charged with second degree murder in new york city and matt, we're told that investigators may actually dig up his backyard later today searching for evidence of other crimes. >> jeff rossen in brooklyn. thank you very much. it's five minutes after the hour. here's ann. >> now to washington and the
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heated showdown over raising the debt ceiling. both sides will be back to the negotiating table later this afternoon, this after lawmakers received a dire warning about what could happen to the nation's credit rating if a deal is not reached. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house. >> reporter: when you thought the debt talks couldn't get uglier, they did with both sides admitting the discussion became a bit combative at times. wall street is worried about washington. late wednesday moody's one of the big three credit rating agencies warning it might have to lower the rating if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. in the statement it said the action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit woil not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of ashort-lived default.
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economists say if the aaa rating is lowered it will throw the financial markets into chaos and the cost of borrowing would go up to everything from morlts to car loans. ben bernanke warned. >> i think the worst outcome if we don't raise the limit, at some point we default on debt and that would create as i said before, a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headed into wednesday meeting which all sides describe as tense. republican majority leader eric cantor cited the president as saying i have reached my limit. he left saying i'll see you tomorrow. the two sides couldn't even agree about what happened in the meeting. according to cantor, the president gotta agtag agitated stormed out. the aide said it was cantor who
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rudely interrupted the president three times. there was even rancor outside the meeting. dealing with the democrats is a lot like dealing with jell-o. the topic will be taxes and president obama has said on friday he wants lawmakers to figure out whether they want to continue to pursue this deficit reduction package or whether they want to take another course. ann? >> kristen, thanks. jim cramer, the host of "mad money." good morning. worst case scenario the deal is not reached and the us credit rating is lowered. what happens next? >> interest rates will go up because foreign countries and foreign banks, what they do is they sell any sort of sovereign bond, what our u.s. debt is called, when they see debt ratings, housing slows down and job creation definitely slows down and stock market probably gets hit too. >> you're saying on august 3rd, what happens to the market?
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>> we'll have a sell-off for everything other than gold. dollar will go down. our bonds will go down. i don't want to panic people, you have to expect to repeal some of the loss from the stock market. >> you say the warning from moody will cause a little sell-off today? >> let's accent wait little. i don't think panic is the right thing to do here. this is a shot across the bell. you have to understand the ratings agency's predid meant. they can't be oblivious, they are doing their job. let's hope congress and the president are doing their job. >> you are talking about main street and wall street, yesterday we heard michele bachmann say it's not true if the debt ceiling isn't raised we'll lose the full faith and credit of the united states. who's right on this? >> i'm from wall street. i deal with people and used to be a big buyer and seller of bonds. when you're the chinese, they
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are the largest debt holder, they are not talking or listening to michelle bachmann. they are listening to very prudent treasury officials in china that said we don't need this junk. let's sell. that's how rates go up. >> then what is the bottom line for the so-called recovery? >> this is the time of thing where you're trying to create jobs which we desperately need to do, you do the exact opposite of what's happening in washington, a quick deal, any resolution will create a level of certainty we don't have in this country. no wonder business isn't doing well. >> your gut on whether they'll get a deal? >> i think they have to get a deal. the financial calamity that ben bernanke talks with is a reality. without a deal, nothing looks that good in this country. >> jim cramer, thanks so much. you can catch jim on "mad money" at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern time on cnbc. here's matt. there's been a new arrest in
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the phone hacking scandal in britain, this as members of congress are now calling for an investigation to determine if any misconduct happened here in the united states. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with the details on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt, a 60-year-old arrested at his home, neil wallace, former deputy editor of "news of the world." we are learning rebecca brooks, now an executive for news corp has agreed to testify in front of parliament next week. so far rupert and younger son james have declined that invitation. even after the phone hacking scandal forgsed news corp to pull out of the biggest merger deal in history. >> order! the honorable lady will be quiet. >> reporter: unleashed another tirade in the walls of parliament. >> on an industrial scale at its worst dependent on links with
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the british criminal underworld. >> reporter: david woodings says journalism will never be the same again. he and hundreds of others lost their jobs when news corp suddenly shutdown "news of the world". >> it is open season now. they are drawing blood and going for the kill. >> reporter: the scandal that blew up ten days ago with seven arrests so far has rocked the second largest media company in the world and is now spreading krogs the atlantic. there are calls on capitol hill for separate u.s.-led investigations. if "news of the world" bribed british police officers as scotland yard alleges, murdoch's company may have broken u.s. law. >> news corp is an american corporation and they are bound by american laws regardless of where the offense takes place. >> reporter: u.s. politicians are also latching on to an unconfirmed report from an unnamed source that "news of the
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world" hacked phones belonging to 9/11 victims. >> anyone who did this really forget the legality, just in terms of the morality of this is just beyond the pale. >> reporter: the 9/11 allegation appeared on sunday in light of congressional concerns, we called news international, the subsidiary and they told us they have seen no evidence that those allegations are true. >> stephanie gosk in london this morning. thanks as always. martin bashir, it's good to have you here. sometimes when i have you, i like to ask the simplest question first because i like your take. you spend a lot of time as a journalist in the u.k. and here in the united states. >> i worked for the sunday times between 1984 and 1985. >> as you've watched this story unfold over the last month or so, what jumps out at you? >> it's the power of rupert murdoch. it's hard to imagine the power he exerted on politicians. imagine a combination of jack ab
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ramoff and whitey bulger. in 2004 when an mp stood up and thought she thought having seminaked women on page three was something we shouldn't do anymore, they sent 20 seminaked people to her office and called her fat and frumpy and dumbpy. coercion by humiliation. >> look what happened over the last week or so, the politicians who used to have a very close -- some would call -- >> upsetting indeed. >> relation with murdoch are running from him as fast as they can run, which is typical in politics. but how much of a problem is it for rupert murdoch? >> it's a massive problem. remember the "sun" and "news of the world" are the only ones that made him money. the thing he desperately wanted
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with a b sky b broadcasting and now he's had to withdraw because he knows the politicians were not going to -- >> not only the politicians wouldn't support it but do you think that deal is now dead because the people in murdoch's organization understand that there's probably more damaging evidence about to come out? >> when they did the inquiry in 2007, they said there was one road reporter and eight people had been hacked. yesterday i spoke to a senior officer at the metropolitan police who said 4,800 people's phones had been hacked and they haven't even started to get to bottom of the things that have been done. >> this has pulled back a curtain, if you will, and exposed a very dark side of tab lloyd journalist. you can almost hear this story being pulled across the atlantic yesterday with the senators writing letters to eric holder and congressmen waiting to mr. muler at the fbi. how much further does this go?
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do you think this is a standard practice for tabloid newspaper and scandal magazines in the u.s.? >> it's hard to know. but imagine they said one reporter but now it was clearly widespread in the news of the world newsroom. are you telling me the people that work in that organization in this country never ever used the same tactics? they may not have but at the end of the day the pressure to deliver the kind of stories, the kind of access -- we're talking about the prime minister of the united kingdom's disabled son's medical records. stands in the house of commons yesterday and said the sunday times newspaper paid a criminal to procure those records. now, we can't confirm whether that's true but that's the level of interest that people have. when stories kept appearing in tabloid papers you had to ask yourself, how did they get that story? after i interviewed princess diana in 1995 we had our third child in '96 and she was incube
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ated after birth because shed problems with her lungs. within two days, two journalists attempted to get into the ward, both working for "the sun", how did they know when nobody else knew that our daughter who was two days old was unwell. >> clearly someone had access they shouldn't have. >> somebody had access. >> martin, always good to have you here. thanks very much. 17 after the hour. you can catch martin's show weekdays at 3:00 p.m. eastern time on msnbc. let's check on the other headlines in natalie at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. investigators in india are searching for answers today after wednesday's triple bombing that rocked mumbai, killing at least 18 people and wounding more than 100 others. nbc's michelle kosinski joins us from mumbai. >> reporter: natalie, the bombs that went off in this neighborhood was next to a playground where the kids went
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home. who did this and why? there are similarities to past attacks by a home grown terror group but no one has claimed responsibility. at this point nothing is being ruled out. the blast seemed to have been coordinated to kill and maim as many innocent people as possible. during your hour in places full of workers leaving carnage in the streets and survivors trying to save the wounded. the first just before 7:00 p.m. in a popular jewelry bazaar, then another in a wealthy business district. >> everyone was in blood, there was a lot of confusion and people were scared. >> reporter: about ten minutes after the first, a third bomb in a busy nearby neighborhood. ie.d.s were placed on motor bikes and road side. >> this was a coordinated attack by terrorists. >> reporter: it is the fourth large scale attack on this business part of india in eight years. the worst since the 2008 siege
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by pakistani militants on hotels and other locations in the city leaving nearly 170 people dead after days of terror. many here haven't felt secure since and mumbai is once again on high alert. there's no indication that pakistani militants played a role in this. pakistan condemned the bombings as they started talking again about the differences since the 2008 attacks. natalie? >> michelle kosinski, thank you. secretary of state hillary clinton heads to turkey as she kicks off a 12-day tour, topping her to do list, increasing pressure on moammar gadhafi. she said his days in power are quote numbered. a water war is being waged on capitol hill where the house passed a bill that would cut the epa power to overrule decisions on water quality. the white house threatened to veto the bill saying it would
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undue four decades of progress. will she or won't she? former alaska governor sarah palin said she'll announce her plans for the 2012 presidential race in late august or early september. what she is saying now though is she believes she could beat president obama and could not see herself campaigning for one of the current candidates. astronauts from the shuttle "atlantis" and international space station will get time off. the final shuttle has been in orbit for a week. the crew has been delivering food and supplies to last the space station for the next year and after a little more unpacking today, both crews will then kickback 220 miles above earth. the first time since 1999 the women's soccer team is heading to the world cup finals in germany. team usa beat france thanks to abbe wambach for another tie breaker and morgan scored
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another goal taking the u.s. to a 3-1 victory. the americans face-off with japan at the finals on jovsunda. we'll all be watching and cheering them on. it is now 7:20. let's turn it back over to ann and matt. incredible game again yesterday, coming in at the clutch. >> a lot of people are going to be watching that game on sunday. >> it's so cool, never in my own personal experience have i seen so many men excited about women's sports and my son who is 16 years old. >> beats volleyball. >> that's for another reason. >> i'm kidding. >> my son said he wanted to watch on sunday and make snacks -- >> it's a big deal. we wish them well on sunday. let's get a check on the weather. mr. roker is out in los angeles this morning. al, good morning to you. i think we may have gone to see beach volleyball at the olympics? >> we saw a lot of beach volleyball -- that's another story. let's take a look at the weather story, speaking of getting hot,
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we've got a lot of hot weather to talk about still from parts of nebraska all the way down into louisiana and mississippi. we've got heat watches and heat warnings and heat advisories as well. the temperatures today getting up into the 90s again with high humidity levels. we also have a risk of strong storms stretching from denver up to fargo as far well as billings where the possibility of a few tornadoes out there. the rest of the country, we can expect sunshine up and down the eastern seaboard. the northeast will be picture perfect today. you cannot ask for >> picture perfect in our neck of the woods as well, mr. roker. we're looking good as we head throughout this afternoon. we have more sunshine to start. that's going to make for a nicer afternoon and warmer conditions even at the coast. we're talking about the 70s today, high pressure is going to warm us up through the weekend. 56 in livermore, you're on the way to 72 later, just 62 in the city. but your seven-day outlook shows
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you the warm-up back to seasonal averages next week. >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> thank you so much. coming up just ahead, new details on disappearance of utah mother susan powell who's been missing for 19 months. early on her husband was named a person of interest. now that man's father is speaking out for first time and we'll hear from him. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead, we'll talk about the dangers of synthetic we'll talk about the dangers of synthetic marijuana, one mother who blames it for her son's tragic death shares his story. plus daniel radcliffe opens up in an interview. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities,
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giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. >> good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we've got a fatal accident that mike is keeping tabs on. it could affect the morning commute. mike, what's the latest? >> good morning. we're going to take you out to a chopper shot if we can because they are over the scene. this is oak and octavia off 101. sounds like a big rig hit a pedestrian crossing the road. we don't have official word on the status. the chop ser showing the backup and the impact it's having. again this is at oak and octavia off of 101 as it's getting into city streets. you see the cars jammed up getting into the city as folks make the turn off 101 heading to
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the city streets. a big rig hauling two trailers of cars at one time, made a turn. there is the scene. there is a full closure at the intersection so folk are scrambling by. i don't have word if that's affecting the muni lines but it has an affect on the commute. it looks like a lighter volume heading through the city. that might be helping but clearly that's a major issue. take 280 and city streets over and avoid that intersection if at all possible. there's a slower drive coming in over off of the bay bridge and from the east bay the flow off of the upper deck appears to be moving smoothly but we'll follow. this it's always got a ripple effect. right now as the commute is kicking up. christina, things over to you. >> the fog is not as thick as it was at this time yesterday. that's all the help for your commute. on shore flow is firmly in control. we have low pressure. that's going to bring about the cool marine push as we head throughout this afternoon. and then high pressure regains
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control as we start out the weekend into next week. that means a gradual warm-up. 56 in san jose now, you're headed to about 70 degrees later today. 62 degrees in san francisco, bring a jacket with you with the windchill factor it will feel like the upper 50s even in the heat of the day. 80 by monday. up to 88 wednesday. laura, back to you. >> looks pretty good. thank you. for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. another local update for you in a half hour. hits, it's going to o be such a big school year. your kids will each take care of our class hamsters, lewis & clark.
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then i'll tell them the story of pluto, the sad little planet that was. i'll introduce them to some new friends, the fractions, and some cold blooded ones, the dinosaurs. [sfx: dinosaur growl] clark! anyway, here's what they'll need: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, juice boxes, pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape that sticks, and glitter. so much glitter.
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school takes a lot. target has it all. 7:30 on a thursday morning. 14th of july, 2011. you could not ask for a better day here in the northeast. you're looking at a shot from the top of the rock over central park here in manhattan up to the upper west side. and in the background there, the george washington bridge spanning the hudson river. very pretty day. and down at street level, people gathered on our plaza. we'll head outside in a couple of minutes. big concert tomorrow. we've got chris brown performing
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live on the plaza in our 8:30 half hour. that's tomorrow morning friday, here on "today." meanwhile inside studio 1a, i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. and just ahead, a dangerous new concern for parents. >> we're talking about a so-called synthetic marijuana that teens can easily buy. so coming up, we'll hear from one grieving mother who believe that this is responsible for her son's death. she'll be speaking out about what every parent should know. >> also ahead with all the news about celebrities, politicians and crime victims having their cell phones hacked by tabloid papers and reporter, how easy is for it to actually happen? just ahead, thousand protect yourself from getting hacked. >> i know i'll be listening. and six months from today, we'll be celebrating our 50th anniversary. the show's anniversary. you can believe it's been 60
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years? yes, we are that old. coming up, a look pack. >> it's been an extraordinary run. let's begin with the disappearance of susan powell. she left behind her husband, josh, and their two young boys. keith morrison has new details. keith, good morning. >> good morning. you know, it's just one of those baffling stories. you know there's a tragedy lying at the heart of this, but what? is there any chance she's aleve or is she dead? this has divided two families bitterly, eats put deep suspicions on susan's husband, but up until now, nobody has heard his side of the story, the powell family theories about what happened to susan. it has been 584 days since susan powell, wife of alt yeeight yea devoted mother, vanished. the last time anyone saw her,
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december 7th, 2009. the circumstances of her disappearance, very strange. husband josh reports leaving the family house after midnight to take charlie and braden, then 2 and 4, on a mid winter camping trip into the desert in below zero temperatures leaving susan asleep at home. and by morning, she was gone. all that was left, a wet spot on the floor in the living room and this long running mystery. early on, josh was named a person of interest, but the police haven't made a public statement in months. nor has josh who took the boys and moved in with his dad near seattle. the family refusing all interview requests. until now. >> people didn't know that there are two distinct sides of susan. >> reporter: this is josh's father, steve. his theory? susan left her little boys and husband without saying good-bye and either killed herself or
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more like ran off with another man. more to susan than left the eye, said steve. >> you know, she was very, you know -- as i say, kind of an open person in a sexual way. and i think with the opposite sex. >> reporter: steve powell says he feels comfortable making such statements because he's read susan powell's private journals, over 2,000 pages of susan's mostlied a less ept musings until the age of 20. so >> when susan was growing up, there was a lot of emotional abuse in the home. she talked to us about that, she talked to josh about that. >> reporter: steve paints a picture of an uneven woman, sexually aggressive from a very early age, prone to bouts of rage. he speaks of susan decompensating, slowly spirling out of control until he claims she left on her own for who really knows who or what. >> and it's difficult for us to
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understand why she would walk away from them. it's difficult for us to understand why she would walk away from her parents, why she would walk away from josh. when you start reading her journal, josh says she was suicidal. >> reporter: all of they says it will be evident when they post the journal entries on a new website, a development susan's parents call hurtful and disgusting. >> i just want to make it clear that shed not leave her family, she was pot sexual not sexually being a sif or -- those allegations are completely baseless. >> you're pretty angry that the father-in-law decided it was his right to read those journals. >> absolutely. he had no right to do it. it's unconscionable that he would do it. i just cannot believe he would do that type of thing. and then to try and publish it and try to use that to attack my daughter? >> reporter: but the powells steadfast in josh's innocence are undeterred. >> we know where where we stand. we sleep well at night. we don't feel any guilt for
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anything that has to do with susan's disappearance. >> meanwhile, there have been numerous searches in the utah desert. they have turned up nothing at all. the police have said not a thing and both families wait for some sort of breakthrough and an end to the mystery of what happened to susan powell. >> as do we all. keith morrison, thank you very much. we appreciate it. let us get a check of the weather now. al is out in los angeles. good morning. today's weather is brought to you by certified service. expert service right at your chevrolet, buick, gmc and cadillac dealer. >> and good morning. we've had some powerful storms rolling through the rockies. take a look at what happened this denver yesterday. they had a big storm move through. several streets closed because of flooding and debris blowing all over. a lot of cars damaged because of
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that hail coming on down. we'll have a risk of strong storms there again today. but as we show you what's going on as far as your forecast is concerned, we are expecting to see more sunshine here in the east, a slight risk of strong storms to the north of the rockies, wet weather in the pacific northwest. sunny skies, triple digit heat continues in the southwest with multiday heat advisories in effect. some of these heat advisories go right on into the weekend. that's what's going on around the kuchblt here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning to you. our cooldown continues right on through the weekend. you can see the fog rolling in now. pretty soon it will be hard to make out the tops of these buildings in the city of san francisco. i'm forecasting that over the next hour or so. in the meantime, temperatures will remain cool because of that thick cloud bank. 62 degrees, that's it for san francisco today. 70 in redwood city and 71 in los gatos. cooler to the coast. inland nice, 73 degrees and the sun is already coming out in
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places like san jose. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. a worarning to parents abou the growing use of synthetic marijuana. it is sold as incense, but kids are smoking it thinking they're getting a legal high. now there is increasing evidence that its he anything but safe and can even be deadly. john yang is in aurora, illinois with details. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. it was one month ago today that 19-year-old matt dobner came speeding down the road, blew through the air, side swiped the tree, and sailed into this house. he was killed. police cooperate figure out what happened, but now his mother is blaming something called synthetic marijuana.figure out happened, but now his mother is blaming something called synthetic marijuana. for karen, her youngest child was just about perfect. >> max was one in a million.
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he was the best son could you ever imagine. i was so blessed. >> reporter: so something didn't add up when a sheriff's detective called her early one evening to say that the 19-year-old had died in a car crash. speeding through a spot sign and crashing in to a 2-year-old's bedroom. the car was going so fast that the engine broke free and slammed through four more rooms. luckily no one was inside. >> it was -- the worst moment of my life. >> reporter: at the hospital, her oldest son had something to tell her. >> he said max called me right before he died and said i smoked some legal stuff. i smoked that legal stuff. and my heart is pounding and i'm having a panic attack. >> reporter: white autopsy reports haven't been released
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yet, karen says that legal stuff was synthetic marijuana. it's sold in gas stations, convenience stores and liquor stores like the one we visited with a hidden camera. it's an estimated $5 billion a year business. it's treated with various chemical compounds, that's what gives it its kick. as soon as one formulation is banned, manufacturers change the ingredients, keeping one step ahead of the law. >> i think the people that sell this, i look at them as far as i'm concerned just like i look at a gang-banger with a pound of heroin and gun in his hand. >> reporter: this is what it looks like. the active ingredient is something that mimics the key greents in marijuana, and it can't be detected by any standard drug test. the packages are clearly labeled not for human consumption, but word of its off label use has clearly spread. youtube videos review the effects of smoking various brands. this one called zero gravity
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promises a state of floating and weightlessness, the feeling of being in outer space. these two young men, age 19 and 20, had much different experiences. we've hidden their identities at their request. >> it messes with your head so much, you become extremely paranoid and so you that lose nature. >> i felt like my head was changing shape and trying to get away to the feeling. >> reporter: karen believes that can lead to defense investigation stating consequenc consequences. she's setting up a nound days to spread the world. >> i think max wanted to make a difference in the world an i'm hoping we can do that for him. >> reporter: d.ea officials say the product varies widely from brand to brand, but they say some of the synthetic marijuana they've gotten their hands on is as much as 100 times more potent than regular marijuana. >> john yang, important information. thank you so much this morning. coming up next, harry
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we're back at 7:44. we've been telling you an awful lot about that massive scandal in great britain. at least one tabloid accused of hacking the cell phones of politicians, even a murder victim. so you might be wondering how easy is it for your phone to get hacked? mario armstrong is a digital expert. you want to get people nervous, you start peopling about people's privacy. so let's start with that question. how easy is to get hacked? >> unfortunately, it's too easy. you can think about it, number one, so much much us are carrying smart phones today. there's been a 60% increase over the last year. and these things have operating systems, they run software.
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they're like digital wallets. so people can access your account which can then change services or they can have you download software on to your phone. >> what does a hacker need or reporter need to adequately hack into your phone? how sophisticated is the equipment? >> it's not. a lot of people think it takes a lot. >> secret agent stuff. >> yeah, fbi level stuff. no, it's not. just calling your cellular account, getting a bill out of your trash could easily give anyone enough information or just knowing the phone number is enough information to call the carrier to try to have some things changed. >> so you're sitting at home or out on the street and you're using your cell phone and someone is targeting you, what can they getting a says to? your choice mai your voice mail? >> yes. >> can they listen to the phone calls i'm making while i'm making them? >> there's been a lot of discussion about tapping. i would say there's some technology out there that could
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be used illegally. so, no, i don't think that's the biggest concern. >> can they getting a says to my contacts, the names and addresses i have store order my smart phone? >> i didnany data is susceptibl. >> and what about the pinking oig where they can figure out where you are? doctor s >> absolutely. gps is easy to get to. >> four major tips to avoid getting hacked. the first is use a pin code for your cell cellulular account. >> most people fail on this. you ask them to place a pin code so when you call in, they have to -- >> calls into your voice mail? >> calls in to your cellular account. >> so they can't call and say, hey, it's matt lauer. i need information. >> right. you can change settings and i
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can have voice mail messages rerouted or have them e-mailed to me. >> you think that you should set up a strong lock code on your phone. that's the code i punch in just to use the phone. >> just to use the phone itself. and they also don't do this on -- many of the phones have a standby feature, so when it goes to sleep, you can say when it wakes up, it should be in a locked state. >> have a different strong password to access your e-mail. >> this is the weakest link. because everything routes back to e-mail. if you have to reset your password for any account, where do you get the information? typically in your e-mail. so the stronger the password on your e-mail, the better. you want at least te10 or 12 characters. georgia researchers found in two hours they could crack an 8 character password. >> and finally, know what you're downloadi downloading. >> because we love apps on our devices. we're quick to download them,
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but no one's really fact checking the apps and they could have malicious software installed on that game or app. >> and if this were my smart phone, is there any way i can use this phone to find out if it has been hacked? >> great question. i would say number one review your bills. it's not something where you can -- >> you can't tell if someone's been in there? >> you can run diagnostics, but number one, you want to check your bills to see if there's anything added to the account. and if people are telling you they're leaving voice mail messages and you're not getting them, that could be a tell tale sign. >> fascinating information. thank you very much. coming up, we'll look back at 60 years of history making events here on "today." but first, these messesages. [ elevator bell dings ]
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>> good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. breaking news we're following this morning. in oakland, a burned body found early this morning in the middle of the street. today in the bay's christie smith joins us with the latest. what's going on? >> reporter: good morning. a grim and disturbing find this morning. a burning body in the middle of the street. we're here on ivanho road. the coroner arrived to retrieve the body. it's about 4:40 this morning police got a call after disturbance on ivanho road. it was a body. the fire department called in. one lieutenant i spoke with says that he thinks that the victim was killed somewhere else and dumped, maybe the victim not from the neighborhood. the cross street here is shabeau
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road above college and near highway 24. i spoke with investigators. they will be here for sometime. that's the latest. reporting live in observe land, christie smith. laura, back to you. >> thank you, christie. also this morning, a deadly big rig crash in san francisco. mike joins us with the latest. >> we'll take you out there. this is octavia boulevard at oak street affecting 101 and into san francisco. here is a live shot. there's a glimpse of the ucsf shuttle and the car carrier both involved in this accident. sounds like about 6:20 the car carrier was northbound on octavia when it hit the shuttle carrying employees to jobs at sf general. one person was ejected because the impact was so strong. they landed under the carrier. the person is dead on the scene. three other minor injuries. and this investigation expected to take at least three hours.
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again, because of the death of one person involved in the accident, no one has been found at fault for this. we don't know who is but we have the slowdown expected for the city. use laguna or van ness as an alternate. a lighter volume getting into the city, of course we mourn the loss of the human life and of course we follow that traffic as well. the impact getting off of the bay bridge not yet a problem off of the upper deck. a smooth drive. watch van ness for heavier traffic. we'll check this all morning. back to you. >> thank you, mike. for the latest traffic and new updates check out nbc bay area news on facebook. have a great morning. [ male announcer ] everyday, your car does a lot for you. do something for it. show it some love. chevron with techron. care for your car.
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8:00 now on this thursday morning. it's the 14th day of july, 2011. we have the camera on everyone down on the plaza today. a lot of people. we're glad to have them. tomorrow here on "today," our cameras will be focused on r&b superstar chris brown, who takes our concert stage. that's something we're all very excited about. this morning it's all about this man, that's right, harry potter himself, daniel radcliffe is on our plaza. a lot of potter heads on the plaza who are excited to see him.
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meantime, i'm ann curry along with matt lauer. >> daniel is a very busy man, promoting the last harry potter movie. he has a show on broadway, bouncing back and forth. i mean, he has really done so well for himself. >> that's right. the last movie of the harry potter series, it's been ten years since we started watching those movies, is coming out. here to talk about that and also his feelings about that, and also some of the difficulties he's had to face. >> also ahead, we're going to continue our series where we're counting down -- counting down to the 60th anniversary of the "today" show. this morning we'll take a look back at some of the history we have covered during those six decades. it is an interesting, fascinating look back. >> a lot of serious topics, as we're seeing on the screen, a lot of fun as well. we'll take a look at that. also, you know, when you go on vacation, it's the season for vacation, sometimes it's a really hassle to get all your
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family in the car, whether you're driving or flying or taking the train. so the question is, how can you minimize the stress? that's the question of the day. we'll try to answer it so that everyone can have a good time, matt. >> you know what's tough when you're flying on a plane, if you're sitting next to someone like this. let us go -- let's go inside. natalie's standing by with a check of the headlines. natalie? >> good morning to you, matt and ann. good morning, everyone. frustration boiled over at wednesday's budget meeting between president obama and congressional leaders. the president reportedly left abruptly, declaring, quote, enough is enough. he wants the group to decide tomorrow if they will continue to work on a long-term deficit reduction package to prevent default. officials in india say they had no intelligence warnings before wednesday's coordinated bombings in mumbai. the country's financial capital. police said three separate explosions killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 130.
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several u.s. senators are asking for a federal investigation of media tycoon rupert murdoch to see if his news corporation tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims in this country. on wednesday outrage over the phone-hacking scandal in britain forced murdoch to abandon his bid to take over the uk's biggest pay television broadcaster. police in new york are investigating whether the suspect in the murder of an 8-year-old boy is tied to other crimes. thousands of mourners meanwhile attended last night's fine ral for the young victim. police say the boy got lost on his walk home from day camp and asked for directions from a man who they say ended up killing him. and now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." >> natalie, good morning. coming up tonight, we want to show you what happens in this economy when they make 1800 jobs available at a ford plant in louisville, kentucky, and do it by lottery. we'll take you when we see you tonight.
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for now, back to you. >> thank you. for a look at what's trending, a quick round up of what has you talking online. another exciting victory wednesday for women's world cup soccer team. abby wom abby wombach and then this tweet from hope solo, world cup final, baby! the web is abuzz of rumors of wedding bells. "us weekly" reporting brad pitt and angelina jolie will tie the knot this summer. days after nudging his co-star mila kunis to accept an invite to the marine corps ball, it's justin timberlake's term. >> i'm going to call you out and ask you to come to the marine corps ball with me on november 12th in washington, d.c. and if you can't go, all i have to say is cry me a river. >> while mila, unfortunately, has revealed she can't attend the ball, justin should be aware
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of refusing that marine because corporal is an martial arts instructor. 8:04. let's get a check of the weather with mr. roker. al? >> al's pick of the day is brought to you by capital one venture card. what's in your wallet? >> good morning. let's show you our pick city of the day. just happens to be boston, massachusetts. and a little "cheers" theme there. hey, did you know that in boston, massachusetts, our pick city of the day, it just so happens that the boston university bridge is the only spot in america where a plane can fly over a car driving over a train going over a boat. wow. amazing. slesh let's show you what's happening t'r today. e've got showers and thunderstorms going on down
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through the southeast. also some activity moving through the upper midwest, through minnesota. more wet weather moving away from new england. we have a gorgeous day on tap for new england and the northeast. the heat continuing, though, from southern texas into the southwest. slight risk of strong storms through the northern plains. showers in the extreme pacific northwest. sunny skies along the west coast. perfect in los angeles as well. 72 degrees and sunshine, as know here in los angeles gets ready for the closing of the i-405 freeway this weekend. they're calling it, get this, one more reason not to go to l.a. this weekend? because the weather here is going to be much better. we're already enjoying temperatures in the 70s. almost 20 degrees cooler than what we average for this time of month. let's show you what we're expecting in san francisco, by 4:00 p.m., that cloud bank will break part. we'll see a mix of sun and
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clouds. just 62 degrees. but not too bad. give your ac a break and get by with a fan livermore, 72. as we head throughout the remainder of the week, we continue to drop off. >> that's your latest weather. weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. we'll see you in a little while. when we come back, daniel radcliffe, he'll talk about the final installment in the harry potter flimdz and why he decided to reveal a bit of a personal struggw struggle. first, these messages. from capital one, we get double miles on every purchase, so me and my lads earned a trip to san francisco twice as fast! we get double miles every time we use our card... i'll take these two... matter what we're buying. ...and all of those. and since double miles add up fast, we can bring the whole gang! it's hard to beat double miles! whoa dude. [ male announcer ] get the venture card from capital one and earn double miles on every purchase, every day. go to what's in your wallet?
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[ kara ] over three thousand entered, ♪ ten were named semi-finalists, ♪ five made it to times square, ♪ one rose above the rest. ♪ congratulations to courtney reid the winner of this year's folgers jingle contest. ♪ back now at 8:10. as you know the harry potter movie franchise is the highest grossing of all time, taking in $6.4 billion. but the magic is coming to an end with tomorrow's release of
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"harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2," one final fight between good and evil. >> the boy who lived, come to die. >> oh, that had to leave a mark. >> that's showing a lot. that's a fairly big moment. yeah, that is fairly dramatic. >> which we won't fully play. >> yeah, leave it to the film. >> but for anyone who's been living under a rock, i mean, this really represent the final installment of the movies. how do you feel about all of this coming to an end? >> it's bizarre. it's been all of our lives for ten years, so it's -- for it to suddenly be finishing is very, very strange. it's been a wonderful -- i've had a wonderful decade. you know, the fact we're going
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out on such a high note is wonderful. the film is -- i'm so proud of it. i haven't been pleased with all the films, particularly like number six, i was very open about that that i particularly hated my own performance in it. but it's -- this film is so far ahead of anything else we've done. >> so, you think it's the best? >> oh, by -- by such a long way. yeah, it's a fantastic piece of film making. >> if i'm allowed, i happen to agree with you. it's a wow event of a last movie. you wrapped a year ago. now you're attending all of these premieres. you must be feeling at some point, i mean, is there some little part of you that's happy to close this chapter in your life? i know, you've been sad about it. >> yeah, but easily it is very, very exciting. you know, you can't stay, you know, you can't stay 11 years old forever. you can't continue doing this franchise for the rest of my life. the fact that it was -- you know, the it is sad on one hand,
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and while i've maj a huge number of films on those friends, i will still know all of them and i can take them with me into the rest of my life. >> at the same time, and not by design, it's come out in a magazine, which you've been very -- and surprised a lot of people, something you said. at one point, quote, i became so reliant on alcohol to enjoy stuff. >> yes. >> exactly when was this? >> i'd say it was between -- from the ages of 18 to 21. was when -- that period of my life. i mean, i stopped drinking last year, so just after i turned 21. yeah, and i suppose i just -- you know, it was something that i thought to make myself interesting and to make myself enjoy, you know, my life, i did become very reliant on it. and i think there's a moment when you realize something that is actually very -- ultimately very destructive has crept into
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being a routine. so, that was the moment when i decided that -- that the amount i was drinking had led me to become unhappy. so, i stopped, with the help of friends and family. and, yeah, and the last year has been a lot more manageable and a lot better. i'm happier. >> peer pressure, being in the spotlight having to do with it? >> i don't know, to be honest with you. i don't know it's something affected by my life or something that i would have stumbled upon anyway had i never been harry potter. but i wouldn't put it down to peer pressure at all. if anything, the only pressure that was put on myself to drink and become good at it, which i never achieved. i was always very unsuccessful at it. but brought on by myself. >> i see. well, you know, on this point of celebrity, let me simply ask you, give you an opportunity to
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respond to what's been going on, because you've been under the spotlight of tabloids in addition. what's going on in britain regarding this phone hacking scandal. i wonder if you have any thoughts on it. >> yeah. it's pretty awful. it's -- the fact that -- i mean, i'm sure it's been going on for a long, long time with actors and celebrities and all that kind of stuff. but people don't really care about that. frankly, are right not to care about that when you hear that they've tapped into servicemen's families phones and young milly dowler's phone and 9/11 families. i mean, it's pretty abject morality. so, i think, yeah, i mean, it's -- it's -- yeah, it's pretty disturbing. >> you sound angry about it. >> well, i think the whole country is. i think it's a shame that a paper that was so -- particularly with regard to the
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servicemen, a paper that was so supportive of the armed forces has -- these allegations have come out about that paper is so upsetting. i can't imagine what that must be like for the family of milly dowler and all the men and women out serving. it's pretty disgraceful. >> switching gears, we have a little clip of you in the first movie. >> oh, good. i love watching that. >> do you? >> oh, thank you. >> the clip is of you, and i think you're pushing -- you're crossing the platform, right? to hogwart's train. describe who you were then. what were you thinking about? >> it's lovely. i was like so sweet and cute and adorable. it's quite sad when you see things like that and now this 21-year-old mess. because i didn't -- at that time i didn't know how annoying i was. i was so sweet all the time. >> you weren annoying. >> thank you. >> i want to ask you a final question about, so many people
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have -- you know, you're surrounded by all these people outside who want some attention from you. even madonna has brought her children, trying to get them to meet you. what celebrity would you like to meet? who would you like to meet, celebrity or no? who's your dream -- >> oh, that's a really good question. who would i like to meet? i mean, i've met -- gary oldham, he was someone i aspired to meet some day. i don't know. i met michelle obama, that was cool. she came out to the set. yeah, i've done pretty well. i'm sure there are people out there that i would love to meet and love to work with, but, i mean, i've got to meet francis mcdermott, so i've met very cool people. >> give us a list. i'm sure we can help you out. >> stand there and you give me a star. >> daniel radcliffe, a pleasure. thank you so much. harry potter and deathly hallows part 2 opens nationwide
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we're back with our special series "60 years of today," exactly 6 0 years from today we'll set brat the 60th anniversary of this program. >> dave called this broadcast a window on the world. the past six decades major news events have played out right here. ♪
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♪ these broadcasts have been a part of the fabric of america. it's a window. even if we go back in time, we look bath back at the old "today" show, we see what america was then. >> the days when you realize the power of the "today" show, the most when we're covering the monumental stories of our time. and that's been the way it's been throughout the show's history. >> all right. >> students returned from high school in little rock, arkansas. >> supreme court's ruling on the de segregation of schools was a major issue. >> why did you not permit negro students to enter the school? >> because if they enter the school, violence will ee every major news event the last 60 years was addressed, was covered by the "today" show. ♪ >> this morning's top news is
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that american jets have shot down three communists migs during raids. >> let's get out. >> the landing on the moon. >> the eagle has landed. >> tragic assassinations of political leaders, jfk and martin luther king jr. >> the president of the united states is dead. >> dr. martin luther king died violently last night in memphis, tennessee. >>. >> the elections of presidents. >> president -- >> president -- >> president of the united states. >> so help me god. >> congress, mr. president. >> you can see what we basically have down here on the moall is block party. >> humiliation of presidents. >> i shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. >> you had to turn on the "today" show. >> why when he had it all did it happen? >> richard nixon was leaving in disgrace and the "today" show was every minute of it. >> iranian student continue to
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hold more than 50 hostages at american embassy in tehran this morning. >> iranian hostage, for all the days that lasted. >> the shuttle exploded -- >> the death of john lennon. >> he was shot and killed at about 11:00 last night. >> a big part of my time on the "today" show was the arrival of the space shuttle program. >> i still can't believe i'm actually going to be going into that shuttle. >> space shuttle tragedy forever in our memory. >> it's a teacher. >> the mind reels when you stop and think about all of the dramatic news stories that we have been a part of. the massacre at columbine is one of those interviews within the studio, the world stopped. >> 9/11 happened on our air. >> we want to go live right now and show you a picture of the world trade center. >> we were broadcasting the events of that incredibly
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difficult morning live. >> this is the u.s. central command -- >> sitting in the middle east as war breaks out. >> all three aircraft carrier battle groups in the persian gulf were involved in last night's attacks in iraq. >> these are stories that shape your lives. >> the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> i think people will stop and remember where they were when they heard the news that osama bin laden had been killed. >> bringing that story to the american people is an extraordinary responsibility. >> and we've been just a part of a small portion of those stories. the show, obviously, preceding us by decades. >> exactly right. it's sobering, really, when you think about it. the responsibility that this broadcast has and also inspiring because we know that this is -- on this day, as we look ahead, there will be so many more stories that we need to do a good job on. >> talk about inspiring.
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i'll never forget when chilean miners were brought up. you were there as it was happening. >> we are a part of history on this show. it's a tremendous honor to be able to share news with people at home. >> 60 years. six months from tod good morning to you. it's 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. today, tuition costs could soar even higher for uc students. the uc board of regents is expected to consider a plan today to hike tuition by nearly 10% in addition to an 8% fee hike in place for the fall. the two the hikes combined would bring undergraduate tuition to $12,200 a year, $1900 more than that last year. that vote cams days after trustees bumped tuition up by 12%. 8:26 right now. we'll have a look at weather and traffic after this.
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tonight at 11:00, there's a serious danger in rivers. i'm jessica aguirre. ley record rainfall could stinian more rescues and how you can stay safe tonight at 11:00. pa
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good morning to you. 8:28 now. our temperatures right now are still in the upper 50s across the board, headed towards the 70s inland. 60s at the coast with a solid deck of clouds now overhead in san francisco. as we head throughout the remainder of the week, temperatures gluedulely climb through wednesday. let's check your drive. >> the roadways are a little lighter but a big issue in the city following that deadly accident. the big rig tractor trailer that ran into the shuttle at octavia
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boulevard. investigation will continue for hours this morning. octavia is closed at the scene. use laguna or van ness. that's causing congestion as you get off 101. a sinkhole in san jose, as well. this is video from the chopper. you see the damage, the alma avenue off-ramp is closed. one lane of the on-ramp is closed. expected to clear by maybe noon. >> thank you very much. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another local news update for you in half hour.
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we're back now. picture perfect morning in the northeast. not a cloud in the sky. and a wonderful crowd in the plaza. we always like that. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and natalie morales.
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we have a big concert here tomorrow morning. chris brown takes to the stage. if you're in the area, come on down. meanwhile, coming up, traveling with your family can be a bit of a hassle. but we're going to get tips on taking the hassle out of traveling. >> in the meantime, it's a big morning in hollywood today because the prime time emmy nominations are to be announced. we'll run through the nominees coming up. plus we talked about daniel radcliffe. after the excitement of the harry potter movie. we have a special sweep stakes to tell you about. you can win a vacation on today to the wizarding world of harry potter. for rules and details go to >> actually pretty cool. also have you noticed very quiet in the makeup room today?
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>> yes. >> our good friends hoda and kathi lee are not in the building. they're in montreal. girls, what's going on? >> everything. it's rocking. >> this is a great spot. we're in this terrific square. it feels very perian. but you have a little customs. we're doing our whole show from here. we have the bare naked ladies. >> we've got in john lennon and yoko ohno's bed. that iconic bed they spent in. it was in montreal. >> we crawled in that bed. a lot of local stations do interviews and all interviewed us in that bed. >> and we have a gift for you
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guys. >> we always like that. have fun. already looks like you are. that's the fourth hour of the today show this morning live from montreal. >> very nice. meanwhile, let's get a check of the weather. al's in los angeles this morning. al? >> maybe the mownties can put them under house arrest. anyway, let's see what's happening for your weekend. looking terrific. beautiful blue skies, warm conditions. a little on the wet side through the coast sizzling from texas into the plains. a few showers in extreme northwest. then on sunday, sunday, we are looking at more beautiful weather in the east and southeast where they could use it. hot through the ohio and mississippi river good morning to you. well, we've got a mostly cloudy start over the city of san francisco. take it to your future cast and
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show you what you can expect later on today. it's going to be a little bit foggy for the first part of the day. by noon, mostly cloudy conditions. we'll see a few breaks of sun. 58 degrees. as we round out the day, a mix of sun and clouds, more sunshine than we saw yesterday. more environment d for you today. 63 degrees. elsewhere across the bay, 73 in san jose and gilroy. we continue to warm up. >> and that's your latest weather from here in los angeles. back to you. >> thanks very much. now a dramatic prison break in texas that was caught on camera recently. savannah guthrie is here with details on this. >> good morning to you, matt. apparently sometimes the simple solution is the best one. two inmates tried to break out of prison through the front door. they attacked and overpowered a group of guards allowing one of the prisoners to briefly walk free. >> reporter: it was around 3:00
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a.m. when two inmates were using the phones in an area just outside the jail's booking office. when a guard opened the door, mccluskey and archie rushed and tried o fight their way to freedom. mccluskey who is serving blor burglary and parole was quickly subdued. but archie ran out of the facility. he spent three days on the run. the walker county jail was built in 1980 and does not meet today's building standards according to the commission. 70 to 85 times a day officers use this door to enter the inmate area. in a facility built today, they would be separated by two secured doors can. though he showed some ingenuity in his escape, when captured 70 miles from the jailhouse, archie ran out of ideas.
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the escaped convict's mother was also arrested. >> what is the charge? >> apprehension. >> she has actually had information that has hindered our investigation. >> reporter: with four decades of incarceration ahead of him, he probably won't be running out the door anytime soon. he's been moved to the state penitentiary. some of you may be wondering why they did not use guns while rushed by the inmates. in texas facilities the guards are not to carry firearms. the threat of losing a weapon to a prisoner is too great. >> i guess that makes sense. didn't work this time. >> no. just a very brief taste of freedom for that prisoner. >> thank you very much. still ahead, what you can do to ease the stress of your next family vacation. but up next the emmy nominations
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in hollywood. this is today on nbc.
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we're back here in new york. getting ready for the emmy
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nominations for primetime for 2011. we're joined by janice minh who has been trying to give us the lay of the land. one of the things to talk about, these are not just as important as a pat on the back. these can mean the life and death of a show. >> absolutely. if you look at madmen, which has not a lot viewers, it's its life line. >> welcome to the 63rd prime time emmy award nomination announcements. television has always been at the forefront of innovation and creativity and this past year has been no exception. our members have worked extra hard in selecting this year's emmy nomnys. joining me this morning are melissa mccarthy who stars in the series mike and molly and
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joshua jackson who stars in the fox broadcasting series fringe. melissa, joshua, thank you so much for being here so early in the morning. >> our pleasure. >> ladies first. >> quite a gentleman. the nominations in the drama series category are -- boardwalk empire, dexter, friday night lights, game of throwns, the good wife, and mad men. >> the nomnys for lead actress in a drama series are kathy baits, harry's law, connie britton, friday night lights, mireille enos, the killing, julianna margulies, the good wife, and elisabeth moss, mad men. >> for lead actor in a drama
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series, the nomnys are steve buscemi, boardwalk empire, kyle chandler, friday night lights, michael c. hall, dexter, jon hamm, mad men, hugh laurie, house, and timothy olyphant, justified. >> no outstanding mini series or movie, the nominees are cinema, the kennedys, mildred pierce, the pillars of the earth, and too big to fail. >> the nomnys for lead actress in a mine any series or movie are henson, taken from me, the difference an any rubin story. diane lane, jean marsh, upstairs downstairs masterpiece, elizabeth mcgovern, masterpiece. and kate winslet, mildred
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pierce. >> the nominees for lead actor in a mini series or movie are alba, luther. lawrence fishburne, william hurt, too big to fail. greg kinnear, the kennedys. barry pepper, the kennedys. and edgar ramirez, carlos. >> the nomnys for outstanding host for a reality or reality competition program are tom bergeron respect dancing with the stars, cat deally, so you think you can dance, phil cogan, amazing race, jeff proebs, survivor, and ryan seacrest, "american idol." >> here are this year's nomnys for reality competition program. the amazing race, "american idol," danci"dancing with the s" project run way, so you think you can dance, and top chef.
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>> the nomnys for variety music or comedy series are the company bert report, conan, "the daily show with jon stewart," late night with jimmy fallon, real time with bill maher, and saturday night live. >> the nomnys for lead actress in a comedy series are edie falco, nurse jackie. tina fey, 30 rock, laura linney, melissa mccarthy, mike and molly. >> oh, my gosh. >> martha plimpton, raising hope. and amy poehler, parks and recreation. >> okay. keep it together. the nomnys for lead actor in a comedy series are alec baldwin,
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30 rock. lieu advice c.k., steve carell, johnny good laekky, the big bang theory, matt la blanc, and jim parsonss. >> in melissa, let's complete the announcements by bringing back john to announce the final category. >> hello again. the nominations in the comedy series category are the big bang theory, glee, modern family, the office, parks and recreation, and 30 rock. melissa, the academy con grat lates you on your nomination and josh washing thank you so much again for helping us with this. >> my pleasure. >> there's a complete list of all the emmy nominees 00 our website at please tune into the fox network
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on sunday, september 18th, for the live telecast of the 63rd prime time emmys finding out who will take home the emmy. have a great day, everybody. >> so they're all choked up in hollywood over the prime time emmy nominations. janice stuck around. and by the way, a lot of your predictions headed true. congratulations on that. steve buscemi got nam natuominn. anything else jump out? >> kyra sedgwick continue gdid nominated and she was the winner last year. so that's probably the biggest snub of the morning to come -- the show is also in its final season. typically people like to get nominated -- like to give nominations for shows in their final season. >> any surprise to how many of the nominations were for that much havemovie series the kenne?
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>> a shocking number. it had a pretty troubled back story, but i believe i saw at least two or three. that's a huge coup for the kennedys. >> and in the comedy series which was the last category announced, big bang theory, glee, modern family, office, parks and recreation, 30 rock. usually suspects there. >> i'd go back to drama and say the big coup there was game of throwns getting nominated for hbo. that's a show that's not necessarily for the emmy voteth voting audience. it's fantasy which usually gets snubbed. i also think in the comedy actress category, melissa mccarthy getting nominated, that's the first season of mike and molly. there are a lot of strong contenders. i think the snub there was leah
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michelle from glee. >> thank you. coming up next, how to survive your family vacation. but first, this is "today"
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this morning on today's travel, the ultimate survival guide if family travel. whether by plane, train or automobile, you want to reach your destination with the least amount of hassle. kate maxwell is here with great tips. kate, good to see you. the first thing you say is if you're traveling by plane, it's best -- and you're traveling with kids, the first flight of the day. why? >> because they're less susceptible to delays. with a bit of luck, your child -- you'll get there in time for nap time. >> and you like the idea that in the very early part of the day, the kids are up, they're alert, they are able to get through the
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airports and then fall asleep on the plane. >> who wants to be in the airport with a weather delay and a crank country child. >> and if you're going into the security area, look for the family lines. i didn't even know there was such a thing. >> most airports do have them. they tend to share a line with airline personnel. make sure you get your liquids out so the tsa officer can see them. rules are relaxed for families. >> so you're allowed to bring more because baby formula, things like that? >> exactly. >> what about strollers. i see moms and dads hassling with this all the time. you've got a baby asleep in a stroller. in a family line, do you still have to take that baby out? >> you have to at that time baby out. if your child can walk, walk with them.time baby out. if your child can walk, walk with them. otherwise carry them and do not put your child or baby on the belt. this has happened.
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>> every once in a while, gets you on the bad parents list. you go to a hotel, you think it's a great idea to stock the kitchen but you at the tiyou ge. >> high end hotels do this. you can ask them to stock it with formula, baby food, milk, cereal. >> do they charge you only for the products they buy or do they charge and you surcharge? >> it varies, so check that out. >> but again it means if they put it in the kitchen or hotel room for you, you're not dragging it in your suitcases. >> which costs money. >> trains roomier. you say get a discount. what are available? >> amtrak offers all sorts of family discounts. you have to book more than three days in advance, but search and see what you can find. there are also discounts for veterans, students. if you can, don't pay full price. kids under two go for free.
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>> and don't no get this are luggage restrictions on stratra as well. gr you get two bags under 50 pounds plus a personal item and you can check in up to three bags usually for free, sometimes for a small amount. >> moving on to trips in the family car. you think timing is the key here. pick the right time of the day to get in the car with your kids. >> exactly. you know when your children sleep. feed them, bathe them, put them in their pajamas, they think it's time for bed and hopefully sleep. >> and to avoid hassles on the road, you think it's important to join a roadside assistance program. >> absolutely. it's a begin investment. aaa, all state, gm motors, about $50 a year and they include loads of discounts on hotels, theme park tickets, really good thing to do. >> kate maxwell, good to have you here.
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8:53. we'll be back on a thursday morning in just a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead, a panel of professionals weighs in on everything from the first lady's diet to arnold schwarzenegger. >> plus the best workout gadgets for summer.
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well, good morning everyone. 80s 8:56. the girlfriend of giovanni ramirez is in jail in las vegas this morning on methpossession charges. ramirez, you may recall, has been accused by police in the beating of giants fan bryan stow.
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though he was never charged. doo niece picone pleaded not guilty to drug charges against her in las vegas. ramirez is in jail on a parole violation. we'll have weather coming up after this break.
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>> good morning to you. 8:58 now. our temperature is well below the seasonal averages as we head through this thursday. we're so close to friday. now it's going to be a really comfortable weekend if you want to make outdoor plans especially inland. kind of dreary and overcast once again along the peninsula, the case for the next couple mornings. finally we'll see the summertime weather resume. 71 in los gatos today. 88 is the average in places like concord, just 71 degrees today. there's that warmup, scott.
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people. >> our professionals will go over the hot topics and at the top of the list is a new article drawing controversy about the parents of obese children should be taken into foster care custody. we'll also talk about michelle obama. she got criticism for ordering a burger and shakes. she has her healthy campaign and people thought what are you doing ordering that? and arnold schwarzenegger getting back into the movie business? will people return to see him in the movies? there they are. donny deutch and star jones will weigh in. >> it will be interesting to hear what they have to say about that. >> also, when there was an emergency, are you ready to know where all your papers are? what you need to go to? we'll give you advice on that because the important documents you should have at your fingertips include your will, life insurance policy, pin numbers and things like that and a lot of people admit they don't keep them all in one safe place. we'll give you an important checklist that you, your family members may want if something does happen. >> i have one piece of paper with all of the information on
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all those other things on it. >> that is good! >> when i find that piece of paper i think it will be great. let's go inside. natalie morales is standing by with a look at all of the head plines. >> good morning, matt, ann and savannah. good morning, everyone. the president and congressional leaders will try again to find common ground in the debt limit showdown after what was described as a very tense session wednesday. the president reportedly declared enough is enough and left the room. with the debt limit deadline of august 2nd now looming, moody's is threatening to downgrade the u.s. credit rating. officials in india say so far there are no new leads in wednesday's triple bombings in mumbai. the attacks came without warning killing at least 15 people and wounding more than 130. as of now every known terror group is a suspect. yet another arrest in britain's phone hacking scandal reportedly of a former deputy editor of the news of the world. meantime, the house of commons
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wants to question rupert murdoch about the scandal and are even calls here in the u.s. on capitol hill for investigations. two new studies in africa have found that an aids drug already shown to help prevent the spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women. experts call the drug traveda a breakthrough in the battle against aids. white house is threatening to veto a measure passed by the house wednesday that would limit the government's role in protecting waterways from pollution. it would bar the epa from overruling decisions that states make on water quality. and a new fiery display wednesday at europe's most active volcano, sicily's mt. etna sent flying rock high into the air closing the airport for a time, but putting on a spectacular show as you see there. it is now three minutes past the hour. you're up-to-date. let's get a check of the weather with al roker in los angeles. al? >> today's weather is brought to
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you by tropicana. >> good morning, everybody. we've got a beautiful day here in the northeast. well, i'm not in theorsneatht, you are, but somebodyea is, but it's not me. i'm here in the west. it's dark. as we take a look and show you we've got beautiful weather up and down the east coastis wat i'm trying to say. some showers making their way through the northern ohio and mississippi rivers. we've got beautiful weather along the california coast as well. we're looking at sun shine and sizzling conditions continuing from texas into the southwest. picture perfect in the northeast. a risk of strong storms making their way into the plains and some more showers in the extreme good morning to you. well, it's still really cloudy out there. we have low clouds and fog that could impede your smooth commute this morning. give yourself plenty of time. no drizzle though. that's the good news. 71 in fremont later on today. the sun will break through the
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cloud deck sooner than yesterday. just not as thick this morning. 70 in redwood city, and 62 degrees in the city by the bay. much cooler though when you compare these numbers to our seasonal averages. we continue to climb as we head through the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? ♪ ♪ >> all right, al, thank you. now to "today's professionals" where we gather a panel of power players to break down the surveys and studies that matter to you. star jones is an attorney, author and tv personality. dony deutsche is chairman of deutsche incorporated and a multibillion-dollar advertising agency. who knew? >> and dr. nancy snyderman. >> go figure. >> and dr. nancy snyderman is a drshgs that's pretty good, too. nbc's chief medical editor. good morning to all of you. >> hi, savannah. >> let's start with arnold schwarzenegger report lead going back to film this fall he will star in a western. doerngs as somebody who is an expert in pr, how should he handle the rollout of this?
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>> the whole scandal is not going to be the issue. frankly what will be an issue and i don't want cards and letters from home is his age. that drew attention to him and the whole maria shriver thing. you take sylvester stallone and harrison ford, i don't want to get letters about ages, but that is not the movie-going audience. that's not who go. i think that's his biggest challenge and not the scandal. >> it's not the scandal. do you think people are just over him? >> you want the terminator when you go to see an arnold schwarzenegger, you don't want to see the sperminator. >> star. >> i'm sorry. >> i won't think of anything other than that. >> i could care less. i didn't care for him before, i don't care now. >> what about maria shriver? >> maria makes big comeback and maria makes a comeback for a reason, seasoned journalist who truly put her career aside to raise these kids and be a dutiful wife. people will want her. i expect her to be back as a
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network contribute oar in some way. >> something we are royally obsessed about which is, of course, the royals impea sroyal. what gives? >> here's what gives. mumbai bombings, snoty spol tigzs in d.c. who can't balance a budget and a happy, wonderful story of people who seem to adore each other. a dose of happiness in the summer. i'll take it any day. >> nobody wants to say the pink elephant in the room. all little girls want to grow up to be the princess. they want the big wedding. they want the red carriage. some of us did get it, some of us didn't. >> now that i've insulted anybody over a certain age. >> go ahead. i don't see it. i've got tell you, as someone who studies behavior and kind of follows people i don't care what the -- i understand it's escapism and we're a celebrity culture, but even the celebrities are looking,
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idolizing. >> she's a princess. >> no. she actually is a princess. >> she's a duchess and a princess and she's going to be the queen. >> do you think it's not interesting? >> just the whole fascination in this day and age and once again, i'm going to be the bad guy, i just -- i think a lot of guys feel the way i do. >> because you are the bad guy i'll say pippa commando. >> he went straight to pippa's cute. all of a sudden if pippa started flirting with you. >> kate's not bad either. >> king and queen of england. i rest my case. >> let's move on. >> what does that mean? what does that mean? >> the first lady of the united states. think, she's known for her let's move campaign and healthish in tifrs. she was criticized in "the washington post" for ordering a quite caloric dinner. >> give me a break, the people at 86th shake shack know me well, i go visit them every now and again and i break my diet.
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a hamburger does not mean that you are not on a weight management program. she gets up at 5:30 in the morning. she exercises every day. this is not going to hell kind of behavior. >> dr. nancy, if you are going to be on a diet isn't it good to indulge every once in a while? >> i don't think you should be on a diet and that means eat well. if you want aburger and fries and shake one day have it and then go back to normal. everyone get over this. >> what is it that we want to criticize because once she indulges in a burger and shake. >> as somebody who is very fit, and it works out very, very hard and watches what he eats, you need to every once in a while splurge. that's what goes with it. i need that veal parm every once in a while. she's wonderful. she's fantastic. >> very seriously, when you do a weight management, if you have unreasonable expectations that you're going eat carrots and celery every single day you're
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not going maintain it. >> that's not normal. >> she has never pretended to not like fast food. she loves fries and every now and then she indulges. >> they a medical journal that suggests in certain obese cases obese children should be taken out of the home and put into foster care. dr. nancy, i'll start with you. what's your opinion? >> this was a commentary written by david ludwig who is one of my go-to guys on children and obesity and he basically raised a question, if parents can be separated from their children for underfeeding them or for abusing them, is there a line in the sand to be drawn when parents are overfeeding their kids and leading to childhood obesity? and in some states, california, iowa, indiana, pennsylvania, new york there is precedent for removing children under the guise of abuse. now, is it a slippery slope? yep. the medical emphasis is all over the cause of that. >> especially putting children
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into a foster care system which, star, you put out isn't necessarily a better situation for many kids. >> it's probably one of the worst situations. i actually got to do some interesting research on foster care in america, and one of the worst places you want to be able to put kids right now is the foster care system. we really need to ask the government for intervention on the front end of the problem rather than the back end and get rid of the food deserts in open communities, emphasize a physical education back in the school system. actually teach parents a little bit more about nutritional value. make it easier to get a dollar healthy meal than a dollar fattening meal. >> let's move on to another topic. no kids allowed. a restaurant has decided, it's just outside pittsburgh, to not allow kids under 6 anymore. what do you think about this? >> you what? it's capitalism. there are enough places to take kids. if someone wants to make a business decision and say, look, i want a restaurant -- >> can you legally -- >> you are so politically
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correct that there are a zillion restaurants and by the way, kids aren't allowed into bars. >> the public accommodations law is really what it would be and it won't allow you to discriminate on race, creed, color, sexual orientation -- orientation, religion, those kinds of things, but it will allow you to discriminate based on a younger child, if you will. >> if you want to be a social pariah and be a young mom with a toddler on an airplane and watch everyone go oh, god. >> >> i was shocked about this. 07% of moms acknowledge that sometimes they have a favorite among their children and you say no big deal? >> we love our children the same. i have three wonderful daught s daughters, but you relate differently. it's not loving more, it's relating differently.
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>> my mother said to me we love you both equally, just not at the same time all of the time. sometimes my sister needed a little more attention than i did. sometimes i needed a lot more attention. >> do you think it's okay for a parent to have a favorite? >> isn't this against the rule book of parenting. >> were you not your parent's favorite? >> i don't think so. are you kidding me? no way. >> tell us. tell us. i know, was i? think, my mom bent over backwards to treat us equally. >> i wasn't my mother's favorite. my baby sister was my mother's favorite, but it was okay because she knew i could take care of myself. >> as a parent, you give the kids what they need and all kids don't need the same amount. >> we have to move on. i'm totally disturbed. mom, i'm calling you after the show. >> didn't your mother call you -- >> she actually did. she call mead a slacker.
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here's -- men prefer cuddling in bed and women who prefer sex -- donny deutsche has left the studio. >> i draw the line here, false, not true. i've known 17,000 men in my life, not that i cuddle with them, i have yet to find the men that likes cuddling versus sex. i challenge you. >> can't argue with the science. dr. nancy? >> you can always argue with science. the report did come out, and i think what it hits to is that as people age we still want intimacy. we still want sex, but we redefine it. donny deutch's definition of sex may be different than the average man's definition of sex. >> the stereotype said it's women -- >> when women work outside of the home or work inside of the home and have a stressful and tiring day sometimes we, too, would just want you to come in, hit it, quit it and let's go to bed. i'm being very honest.
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>> you have to be honest. do you want a cudd ler or do you want -- >> i don't want that. >> okay. we're out of time. >> why -- >> a little conversation would be nice. >> a guy that gets in there. savannah? >> star jones, donny deutsche, and dr. nancy snyderman will return. if you have a question logon to or tweet us @today show. getting your docs in a row. we'll tell you which important papers should always be at your fingertips and later, the best new products to help you stay in shape this summer, but first, these messages. ugh, time to color.
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♪ ♪ this morning on "today's money," the most important papers to always have on hand, from a living will to retirement accounts and tax returns, do you know where all those documents are and more importantly, do your family members know where to find them in case of god forbid something happens to you. jean chatzky is here with important advice. >> good morning. >> so important for us to get everything in order and a lot of us don't like to think about what will eventually happen to all of us. let's talk about documents that a lot of people know about. a will. >> it's the only document that allows you to name a guardian for minor children. it is a must, plus it tells people where your belongings will go. >> don't delay. power of attorney and we're
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talking about not just finances, but also healthcare. >> someone has to make both financial and health care decisions on your behalf. you have to name that person. >> okay. and a living will. >> tells a doctor or hospital if you want life support. again, very important. >> very important, make sure they know what you want done with you. >> exactly. >> okay. you also point out that one thing a lot of people miss out on, the heirs miss out on are life insurance papers that are provided by your employers. >> right. if you have a policy that you've bought through an agent, chances are you'll have one on hand, that's a must. people who have policies through work need to have copies of those as well. >> important to have copies of tax returns for the last three years and make sure your family knows know where to find them. >> because it's a road map to your entire financial life. if someone has a copy of your tax returns they'll follow the bread crumbs. >> you say a letter of instruction at top of the list.
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everybody should have one of these. this letter should include everything, a list of all your account, where to find everything, right. >> and a list of the people that need to be contacted. so your lawyer, your accountant, if you have a financial adviser. my stepfather called this a letter of instruction and suggestions because it's not legal, but it's a place where you can tell your family m look, this is how i want my funeral to be handled and this is what i would hope you would do with what i'm giving to you. >> families can squabble. >> absolutely. >> it's a very difficult time and an emotional time for family members as well. also account numbers and pin numbers. you want to make sure your family members know where to find everything and what they are. >> and are able to get into those accounts, right? it's important, not only that they know who is your bank, who is your brokerage firm and where are they located? if it's a safe deposit box, they need to know how to get in on
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this, that's yet bank and the account numbers and the pin numbers and passwords are so important. >> proof of ownership. another important factor here and not talking just about the ownership. stocks. >> stocks, cars, if you have cars. if you have certificates of deposit. anything that you own that you want to be leaving, if you can leave a paper trail and just put these items in a folder and create a box, for example, where you're putting all of these things in, tell somebody where they are so that they know how to find them. >> a lot of money gets left behind in retirement accounts. >> right. when we change jobs we have many retirement accounts. you have iras in different places and 401(k)s in different places. if you don't have a list of these accounts and where they're located and that money will go missing and millions and millions of dollars go missing every year. there is a website called missing that if you think perhaps you missed something along the way and you want to track that down, very,
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very easy to do. did i it myself and i had missing money. >> good for you. >> if i can make the point. you say it's important for people to make a list of the debts that they owe. >> you don't want to surprise your family at the end of your life. your debts will be paid by your estate and don't necessarily get passed on to your kid, but you want everyone to know what's coming. >> jean, thanks, as always. >> still to come this morning, the best gadgets to make it easy and fun to slim down for summer, but first, these messages. special k protein shakes -- ♪ a truly great-tasting breakfast shake. with 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, it's the creamy, delicious way to satisfy... your hunger to help you lose weight. ♪ so you can kick the tin can habit. try special k protein shakes today. so you can kick the tin can habit.
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well, good morning everyone. it's 9:26. this morning, a bay area teenager is in critical condition after she was swept out to sea. she was rescued in tennessee cove north of the golden gate bridge late last night. the coast guard tells us the 17-year-old girl and two friends got stuck in heavy current on the point just as the tide was coming in. rescuers say a number of nearby hikers rushed from the cliffs above to help. >> i just saw a lot of people hesitating and not knowing what to do. as soon as she came close enough, i ran into the water, grabbed her and a wave came and hit us.
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and i was still holding on to her and i was trying to make sure that me and her did not go in. >> and then rescuers had to dive in after another bystander who swam out to try to save the teens. the three teens were trying to get to a cove when knocked over by a wave. current pushed a boy and girl safely to shore and the third girl airlifted to john muir medical center in walnut creek. >> tonight at 11:00, bay area rivers are favorites for swimming and boating, but this summer, there's a serious danger. why record rainfall could mean more rescues and how you can stay safe tonight at 11:00 on nbc bay area news. a
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good thursday morning to you. well, our temperatures are climbing, especially in the areas that are getting that sunshine a little bit earlier than we saw yesterday. sunnyvale at 54, 59 degrees in concord. still chilly in san francisco where we've got mostly cloudy conditions probably till about noon. after that the sun will break through. clouds will break part and we'll end up at about 62 degrees. 71 degrees is the average. 62, that's it in san francisco. 63 for oakland and 72 degrees
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today in livermore. the good news is, if you're looking for warmth it's on its way. let's talk to mike about your drive. >> we continue to follow the closure, octavia boulevard at oak street. a big rig and a ucsf shuttle got into an accident. one person killed, three more injured. this intersection expected closed till another couple of hours from now, about 11 .30. southbound 87 at al marks one lane closed because of a huge sinkhole under the roadway. >> on our website this morning, the judge in the roger clemens perjury case has declared a mistrial. we have details at nbc bay more news in a half an hour.
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♪ ♪ ♪ you know, our al roker said yesterday that he could do that move. >> we'll hold him to it tomorrow. if you're here you'll watch chris brown and al roker dancing like that. actually, if you can believe it, he was just 16 years old when he hit the top of the charts for the first time. now at the ripe old age of 22 he's back on fire, on the charts and coming to rockefellert plaz to heat up our concert stage. that's tomorrow here on "today"
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so you don't want to miss that. it's going to be a huge crowd. >> i know. >> you better believe it, and i can't wait to see the dancers. >> they're so good. >> they're excellent. i hope he plays the song "forever" and the wedding video that went viral. >> i'm prepared. if he plays it, i'm ready. >> promises. meanwhile, coming up in this half hour, we've got great products to help you shape up for this summer. this morning we have workout gear that not only looks cool, but it will help keep you cool. also, there are kitchen gadgets that will keep your meals lean. products that she says will make it easier to shed some pounds and you can have a bit of your soft serve ice cream, she says. >> it looks like it got stuck a little bit there. >> that looks mush. >> we'll sort that one out. love conquers all and that certainly was the case for actress diane farr. you'll know here from "cal
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fornication" she'll talk about the complexities of being in an interracial relationship and how true love wins out. easy appetizers we can all whip up in a pinch like homemade chips and dip and apricot jam crostini. that looks good. >> let's check in with special friends of ours. hoda and kathie lee. they've taken their show on the road this morning. they're in montreal. bonjour, mademoiselle. >> that's about the extent. >> hola, hoda. >> hola, babe. >> if you guys can see this crowd, which i think you can, we have a tremendous lady gaga-ish kind of crowd today. they're nuts! >> are you guys comparing yourselves to lady gaga? >> hoda did, that wasn't me. >> there's enough little monsters. >> what can happen -- >> you're huge in canada.
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>> what? >> you're huge in canada. >> i didn't understand that. >> i don't know what she's talking about. speak french, we don't understand what you're saying. >> but i've got to tell you, you guy, we have been able to tour this beautiful city. we actually crashed in john lennon and yoko ono's bed. >> they weren't there. >> it's been a real mini adventure for us. >> we'll be doing our show today and then our show tomorrow as well here in montreal, and i don't know, you guys, we'll stay through the weekend and do it again on monday, too. >> how's the wine there, ladies? >> oh the wine is fantastic! the food is -- [ speaking french ] >> just very quickly, the crew is saying what did they do in montreal to deserve you guys? i'm kidding. love you! call us! send us a postcard.
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bye-bye! >> yeah, we'll see you. >> love you guys. let's get a check of the weather now from al who is out in los angeles this morning. hey, al. >> that took a turn and not for the better. >> come back, al. we miss you. >> i miss you, too, and kathie significantly. >> and good morning to you. our neck of the woods still mostly cloudy, especially if you're waking up near any of our bodies of water this morning, towards the coast. socked in with fog. it won't be the case all day long. the sunshines through a couple hours earlier than yesterday. wasn't as thick in terms of our marine layer as we saw yesterday. the sun is coming out in the south bay and east bay. 71 in los gatos and 70 degrees in san jose. throughout the remainder of the
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weekend, finally we warm up. and and that's your latest weather, ladies? >> i think she's finally recover. >> gee, al, thanks. don't hurry back. just kidding. coming up next from a frozen dessert maker to coolaker sneakers, we'll show you the products that will help you get in shape this summer. that's right after this. and although you've been on an antidepressant for at least six weeks, you're frustrated that your depressive symptoms are still with you. seroquel xr, when added to an antidepressant, is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder. for many, taking seroquel xr with an antidepressant was proven more effective than an antidepressant alone for treating unresolved symptoms of depression. talk to your doctor about seroquel xr. then visit for a free trial offer. call your doctor if you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children,teens, and young adults. elderly dementia patients taking seroquel xr
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this morning on take it off today, healthy summit ganer beg eithers. miss joy bower has great products that can help you reach your dwlgoal by the end of the summer. and you say you can treat yourself a little bit here? you can have a little soft serve ice cream every now and again. >> this product is really cool. it's a frozen treat maker, it's $49.95. basically you just take frozen
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fruit, stick it in. you can do combinations. here's the finished product. and you get 100% frozen fruit. >> and the bananas give it crea creamy texture. a nice the treat. okay. over here something we all love to do. this is a great way to portion control. >> i love anything that encourages a lot of vegetables and lean protein. kabobs are fabulous, but this is called flexible grilling skewers. you get a pack of four for $19.99 and qvc and they're flexible, so easy, simple, no mess marinade. you can stick it right into a bowl or bag and really make use of all the surface area on your grill. you can weave it around ears of corn or potatoes. >> when i take them off the
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grill, they never look like that. and then over here, garlic does the body good. not the breath, but the body good. >> when it's cooked, you have a little less offense going on there, but roasted garlic is able to perhaps lower blood pressure and it has certain sulfur compounds that are cancer fighting, as well. this is a cast iron dwgarlic roaster and it's $15. and it can go on a grill or in the oven. and from humus to -- >> your bread. >> it took my sweet potato to a whole new love. >> and time to get you running. >> you're a runner. >> yes, i am. >> adidas, the cool thing about these, aside from the vibrant colors, they're complete and flexible, they have a special fabric that enhances ventilation. so it will help keep your feet
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cooler and drier during the summer and less moisture might neat less stinky. >> and sports practices. >> this is by north face. it's the stow and go high impact sports bra. it holds credit cards, it has a huge pocket. what's this? oh, it could even hold a picture of al roker. >> as your inspiration, right. and then you've got this other little gadget here where you can put your cell phone. >> this is spy belt. it comes in a waterproof variety. you can put everything in here. this is the newl made len yum version. >> and you have water bottles with filtration systems in it? >> from rubbermaid, it filterses out chlorine and heavy
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sediments. use water from the faucet or water fountain and have nice clean water. >> joy, as always, thank you so much. coming up next, we've got true stories of love, life and interracial relationships. [ drew ] what's the latest in eye couture?
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this morning on today's relationships, love and race. diane fahr is best known for rescue me, and more recently as jill robinson on show "time's" cal foreign indication. but now she's decisioned to write a book about the complexity of hers and other's real life interracial love stories. a true story of love and race and happily ever after. lisa and dave tyler were one of the couples profiled in the book. >> we started dating and we were inseparable. i had never dated a black guy
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before and i remember telling my family i have this new boyfriend, he's black. so it was definitely a little different. i had some friends hike, really, you're dating him? why are you dating him? >> reporter: after a seven year courtship, lisa and dave decided to tie the knot. >> my families had some issues with it. they were mostly worried about how it would be for us when we had kids. my mom even helped me plan the wedding. >> at that time, it didn't make me feel bad at and you would bay i knew i loved her. >> reporter: once her family got over the initial shock of a new and unique layer being added to the family tree, the relationship was eventually accepted. >> they got to know dave and in you he's part of our lives. they love dave. >> reporter: and what of the concerns of raising mixed race children? >> my children was my children. >> reporter: we taught them to be open minded and to really
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celebrate that they're mixed. >> reporter: and for advice on dealing with this team of address versity, here's what the tylers suggest. >> you want your family to be happy, too. you need to be straightforward with what it is that you want. >> don't let the attitudes of other people drive how you live your life. enjoy it. >> some good advice. and diane, good morning. thanks for being here. >> thank you. >> this is personal for you. your issues a korean american. is that what made you want to write a book? >> it was. it was our sixth date when we sat down and said i want to let you knee i'm supposed to marry a korean woman. and i said you have another girl friend? wow, you're that guy? he had had a private conversation with his parents at about 13 years old, middle school, puberty time, where they said, yes, and you people are equal and deserve an education, we follow the golden rule, but when comes to love, you can't love one of them. and the conversation was shocking only because he hadn't had that argument with them yet.
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he was in his 30s and my parents had a similar conversation. there were different people on the list, but i had fought with them through all of my 20s. so here we were and i started to talk to friends to see how pervasive that conversation was. >> so were you planning to write a book at that time or were you just trying to get advice on how to go into the new relationship? >> i didn't want to tell my closest friends this little dirty secret that might be a problem in my relationship, so i started with a wide net. and it was so common that i thought this is the last prejudice that we really aren't talking about yet because it happened at home and nobody wants to shame their parents. >> and did you encounter resistance from your family, did he encount it ter resistance from his? >> i encountered resistance from his family and it was a process. all of the advice really helped and it was a learning curve that was helpful for everything in life. all the advice started off saying it's not fair to the kids. and who will those kids be. so i also interviewed 15 kids
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that grew up biracial and everybody was much better off than their grandparents had feared. >> what was some of the advice you received from the couples who had gotten through the hard times? >> the one i like the most not letting other people's headlines be your headlines. if someone else looked at your relationship and only saw it as two different races or religions, that doesn't have to define you. and no one perfectly coined sentence will ever change your family's opinions. you just need to be the example. >> and you guys now have three beautiful children. what will you tell them about acceptance? >> the thing that i also tried to cover in the book is i tell my kids these are american. these are their cultural backgrounds, and so many times we never call ourselves americans until we leave america. so it should just be part of our group culture.
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>> what does your husband's family think about you writing this book? >> my husband's family asked if they could have a copy in korean. >> that's a good ending to the story. thank you so much. and once again the book is kissing outside the lines, a true story of love and race and happily ever after. coming up next, easy appetizers. but first, this is "today" on nbc. hello parents, it's going to be a big school year.
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this morning appetizers in a flash with hot chef michael schwartz. he's author of michael's genuine food. good morning. a beautiful cookbook. >> good to be here. >> we're helping people out with their appetizers and you're making an onion dip? >> snacks.
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>> i open a packet. >> that's what most people do. but we'll do it from scratch and it's super simple. with very few ingredients. a couple key tips. >> onion, of course. >> caramelized onions. let them caramelize so that they develop sweetness. always butter and oil and then just cook them. and then just be patient. it takes about 20 minutes. and then what we have is cream cheese that's tempered. that's important. you want to make sure it's tempered and that it's soft and whipped. or else you'll have lumps. and then we'll add sour cream and mayo. >> can you use light cream cheese, as well? >> you could, but here's what i say. you could substitute yogurt for the cream cheese or you could just eat a little bit less of it. keep the fat in and eat a little bit less.
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at that point, you just want to -- yeah, might want to turn that off and we'll just fold these in. so super sifrmple and easy. we can mix the chives in or use it as garnish. mixed in for color looks great. salt and pepper is important. >> so we have that going. you'll use real potatoes. >> we like to cut them thick. and so a couple important things. shallow frying. make sure there's not that much oil. >> and how hot? >> about 325. and if you don't have a thermometer, if you dip a spoon in there, do you see the little bubbles around it? you know it's good to go. the other key trick is when you cut the potato, you want to flush them in water so that you watch the starch off. they get crispy.
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really important step. >> join us back here because we're going to make an apricot jam which a lot of us don't think to make jam at home. >> the thing about jam, you don't have to can jam. i say make it and eat it. apricots, quartered, you don't have to peel them. they go right in the pot. vanilla bean, just split it down the middle and scrape the pod. doct >> we're
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good morning. it's 9:56. i'm scott mcgrew. police continue to investigate a
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body pound in the rock ridge neighborhood in oakland. the body is of a woman and it's been badly burned. there's discussion as to whether the body was burned elsewhere and then dumped at the corner of ivanhoe and chabot in rock ridge. we'll bring you the latest information as it comes in. the re-jens for california state university are meeting right now to discuss another tuition hike. another 12%. that on top of already approved tuition hikes which will take effect this fall. let's check in with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you at home. we've got another couple cool days to get through before our summertime weather resumes in the bay area. temps gradually climb each and every day now through thursday. 71 degrees in los gatos today. cooler than seasonal averages. average in the south bay is 84 this time of year. 86 is the average in the east bay. we're barely going to break the 70s today. take a look at your extended
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outlook. we will warm up, back to 88 degrees on wednesday. as we round out next week, temperatures skyrocket. you might want to enjoy this nice cool break. check your drive. >> you know, overall heading for the bay bridge, you are. in the city, still following the closure, okay tabbia boulevard at oak street. the accident scene investigation is still in progress. there's the tractor-trailer and the shuttle that was hit. they both got into the an accident and threw someone from the shuttle. that person died. three more were injured at the scene and the investigation continues. still a closure at that the portion of the commute. the south bay has an issue, as well. video from repair work going on. sinkhole off of highway 87. south from 280 down towards alma that off-ramp and theics tension of the closure till 3:00 p.m. the map shows you potential slowing heading downtown for the evening commute, as well. right now it's okay. >> 9:58, mike. we're updating much of this on
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from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from montreal! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> we made it! and it's a glorious day here in montreal. not a cloud in the sky -- [ speaking french ] >> it's, you know, you go around -- >> disneyworld. >> it's like a little bit of
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that of france, right here in canada. >> now the cool thing is we are approaching this monster crowd that is gathered, we call it our lady gaga crowd. >> they are shouting! -p>> it's a great crowd, a lot folks from all over the country are here. and we have really enjoyed our little visit, haven't we? >> it's great. oh, my gosh. they couldn't be more welcoming. they couldn't be nicer. >> look at them! hello! [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> hello! thank you, thank you! >> hello, hello! [ cheers and applause ] ♪&
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>> walk over here. >> hello! >> hi, everybody. >> hi! [ cheers and applause ] >> well, well, well. >> thank you, guys, for coming to see us, we are doing our show live from montreal. what a beautiful, beautiful city, huh? >> i hearar weather is like this all the time. [ laughter ] >> they call this place, by the way, paris without the jet lag. because it feels like you're in paris, it's such a beautiful, beautiful place. >> and we did haae to go through customs, but it was so easy. you guys are friendly neighbors. >> what was really cool. we toured around, you guys will see a little later. we've toured around this whole beautiful place. but a lot of people don't out. it's a little coofusing for us. >> people at home go, where's vancouver.& >> we decided to make a little map. so that people could understand it, including me, okay. so it goes, here we are, we're in quebec.
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we are in montreaa. that's one of the most populace areas on the bottom. the top portion of canada, almost nobody lives there. >> three territories and maybe six people? i bet you could get a lot of wedding. bed-in. >> we're going to show that. >> that is just horrifying. >> anyway, we tried to pose just like they did. >> we want to give peace a chance. >> yes, we certainly do. >> but the thing is to understand it, vancouver, british columbia, is the farthest west, basically. . it would be like l.a. and new york. >> yes, keep that in mind. >> and there are as many people
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in the entire country of canada as in california, the state of california? >> yes. >> whyydon't you people pop populate more? late-night last night and he always has fun with us. he had somethhng to say about our trip last night. let's listen. >> kathie lee and hoda are bringing their show to canada on thursday and friday, that's right. they plan to take in all the wildlife, wild turkey, grey goose. kathie lee and hoda aae going to montreal, they're so excited, they've already started slurring >> ha, ha, ha, for jimmy and everybody else, we do have a couple of cocktails, don't we? >> we'd love to share them with you, but there's not enough.
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>> we don't know if you're of age. >> everything is made of maple syrup. >> this is vanilla berry mimosa, made by a chef named chuck hughes. >> i love him. >> chuck hughes, you guys, in montreal is a rock star. he's going to be in our show tomorrow. he's prepared this drink, it's got orange raspberries, vanilla bean. mmm, that's so good. vanilla caviar. >> where? >> triple sec, it's really, really good. >> theee's all of these things with maple syrup. you guys are very proud of your maple syrup, aren't you? what's that ot to do with the & little puzzle thing, i don't know. >> what about this? i don't want to do it. >> come on. >> all right, there's canadian beer versus the u.s. beer. >> nice lid. work.
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it's just one? >> turn this baby on. >> squeeze it? >> ooh. mine doesn't work. >> mmmm! >> say fantastique! >> have i been showing off with my four words of french a little has been talking french nonstop. [ speaking french ] >> what does that mean, exactly? >> i don't know. it seems to impress people. oh! [ laughter ] >> some days are like that. >> no, no, please, please, back off, people, i'm fine. it. what else have we got? i'm totally good. >> did you guys get wet?
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>> no, the front row son spanx alert for me. p just want to thank you guys for taking care of me. >> and keep me posted. everything here. what? what are you doing? this is -- you guys even have -- this it is cotton candy in a thing. it's -- maple syrup cotton w really good. >> we are on top of the whole you can see everywhhre. some friends on facebook are sending in photos of they enjoy and they are sending in pictures of themselves on top of that great mountain. some of these places are awe-inspiring, they're just gorgeous. >> i'm sorry, i'm tres stupid. i didn't realize that you guys
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are an island. who knew? which we''e also going to play later on. >> we're learning a lot about -pit. >> i had dinner last night with "snow white." and julia roberts is the queen. gorgeous wife. >> i'm going to take a picture of all of you. >> and say fromage. >> now while i'm tweeeing, i do every thursday, i do this thing called, i-hoda's play list. this one is old school, okay? you know sometimes you're in the gym and you say i can't work out to that it's too old-fashioned or whatever? >> meaning i probably love it. >> they've taken this old-school song nd funked it up.
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it's a little marvin gaye. let's roll it and everyone, >> it has a little choreography involved, i understand. ♪ ooh, i bet youuwonder how i knew ♪ ♪ i bet you wonder how i knew ♪ >> hold on, here it comes. ♪ ooh i bet you wonder how i knew ♪ ♪ about your plans to make me blue ♪ ♪ here it comes ♪ i heard it through the grapevine ♪ ♪ don't you know that i heard it it through the grapevine ♪ grapevine ♪ just about to lose my
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mind ♪ ♪ mind [ cheers and applause ] ♪ these tears i can't hold inside ♪ ♪ hoda, go hoda! ♪ 'cuz you mean that much to me ♪ ♪ >> you guys, we have a great show, okay? we have cirque du soleil, performing for us. [ cheers and applause ] we're going to have some drinks, some sweet drinks commng up. >> yes, we are. and i'm going to smell like beer for an hour. >> and we're going to take you on a little tour of montreal, right after this. >> and sleep in john lennon's bed. >> all of that and so much more!
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okay, so here's the question -- what do john lennon, bagels and a mime have in common? >> well, it sounds like a dirty a regular, average day in s just montreal. >> with us. >> yeah. >> uh-huh. ♪ ♪ >> wow, how gorgeous, huh?
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>> unbelievable. we're standing on top of mont royale. which is where the name comes from, montreal. >> there's tons to do. where should we start? >> i kind of want to walk the cobblestone streets of old montreal. >> or go visit the fantastic houses. >> the church where celine dion was married. >> the notre dame basilica. >> where is it? >> i have no idea. >> where should we go? >> a clue! >> it's a miracle. >> new york is known or this breakfast treat, but this famous montreal store is out to prophesize doesn't matter. new york breakfast treat. size doesn't matter? >> bagels! >> boulangerie. >> welcome to the bagel shop. >> are you the bagel shop? >> we're the bagel shop.
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>> better than new york bagels? >> i would have to say so, they're all made byyhand. >> should we try our hand at it? >> sure, let's go. >> how about that big, about that long. >> of course it is. >> got to roll it, got to roll it. >> i did. >> it's going to fall apart! >> no. >> that's a good one. >> let's see. >> yes, yes! . we have a winner. >> what are you doing? >> oh. clue. this canadian shrine is a habit to most montrealers. >> does this mean anything to you? >> the habs are a nicknameç fo t the montreal canadiens. >> here we are, the canadiens hockey hall of fame. this is a nice room full of nice clean jerseys. but wouldn't you rather have a bunch of dirty guys to go with them? >> i bet you they're over here.
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>> i smell sweat, hoda. we're in the right spot. >> wait a minute, wait a second. >> these guys aren't going to do us any good at all. >> you know what's weird? p still smell something. >> what is that? >> yuoppi! >> backwards, that. >> what do you have for us? >> where do we go next? >> oh, mon dieu! >> you may want to sharpen your talons before you dig in at this montreal shopping mecca. >> let's go. >> merci boucoup. >> the talon market. >> oh. what do we have? >> nice mellon.
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[ speaking foreign language ] [ crickets ] >> just give us the clue. before you leave montreal, you must give peace a chance. >> yeah, whatever that means. >> i think this is the place. this is the spot where john and yoko ono wrote and recorded that song, in bed, "give peace a chance." >> the famous bed-in. >> bonjour. >> merci. >> that's the bed. >> are we getting in this bed? >> who's going to know? ♪ all we are saying ♪ is give peace a ccance >> this ridiculous! >> definitely, that was ridiculous. >> it really was.
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>> can't come to canada without trying some of the fabulous canadian iced drinks, that's what we're going do do. >> a big thank you to jk long and robinson lier for cutting that spot with us. >> we're ready to do you know what, coming up. >> yes, chug-a-lug. >> nice talking to you. pg]ñú
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♪ ♪ all right, we're back live from montreal. we're at a beautiful terrific restaurant called jardine nelson. >> we're on place jacques-cartier. >> we have a sparkling beautiful day, it's warm. and canada is known for its iced drinks. >> it's beer, mostly. but don't let that stop you from trying the fabulous wines. jessica is here, head of all the canadians sommeliers. >> she knows her wine. >> what do you have for us, hon? >> we're going to start over there and in quebec in canada, it's hot in the summer and so cold in the winter, right?
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so -- we're really well known for the iced wine. this one i chose is a flagship here, it's in ontario. 75% comes from ontario. quebec makes some as well. put what is ice wine, basically? >> tell us. >> it's great that we leave for a long time on the vines and they freeze, you remove the water and you end up with something very concentrated. >> you close your eyes, you think you're talking to celine dion. >> and you look kind of like katie holmes. >> thank you very much. where is tom? it's like a sauterne. the second one i chose for quebec. they won the gold medal. look at the color, it's like apricot sort of style. very fruity, made from grapes and we pair it with cheese. i prepared a little cheese for you. we're well known for iced wine, cider, beer and also for cheese.
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unpa unpastureized. >> you can sneak it in your luggage. o cf1 o >> what a difference. >> you see, huh? you see how it works? because it's rounder. >> she's got an issue. >> get away, fly. >> look at this, i think they're so fun. >> this one over here, now we're moving to frozen apple. and your thumb. >> exactly. >> and you can take it from the bottle. >> see, hoda-woman! sante. and this is made from frozen apple. >> it's a little bit like a port, right? >> great acidity, very apply. this is bleu from st.
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elizabeth, it's closer. and theesecond one, it's my favorite. >> i love this one, that's my favorite, too. it's a new place that just opened up in 2007. it's just gorgeous. >> that's delicious. >> the two together are so great. >> they change, right? >> thhy do. >> this, you won't like me, because it's trong beer. but i have it talk about it. >> i hate when people talk ugly about us. >> i have to talk about this, it's our flagship beer..o cf1 o it's artisanal. and this is the end of the world. world. >> if you've gotta go, you've gotta go. thaak you very much, jessica. >> we'll be back with cirque du soleil and "who knew?"
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well, good morning everyone. it's 10:26. this morning, the reward is growing track down a man who killed a chilean national in the east bay. the chilean government has boosted the fund to $20,000. adolph foe ygnacio had just moved to berkeley to be with his fiance when he was shot during a robbery attempt at the ashby b.a.r.t. station last september. he was rushed to the hospital where he died on his 35th birthday. meanwhile, bryan stow's parents are on a long list of creditors in the dodgers bankruptcy case. the team tells the courts it's
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possible the dodgers will owe them money in the future because the stows sued the dodgers on tear son's behalf. bryan stow remains at sf general in serious condition after being beaten at dodger stadium onma rch 31st. we'll check the traffic in just a minute. honey...? [ mom ] yes. honey, i can't find my internet cord. oh, i'll borrow hailey's. you're downloading movies. fast! from here? where is her cord?! we switched to at&t high speed internet and got wireless access. no more cords. wireless, okay, honestly, can i just get a cord, please? dad, the cord's invisible. [ female announcer ] call at&t today to get high speed internet for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with a 1-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. oooh. videos online? here? how much is that?
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just south of where you get off for valley fair. slowing just past the scene in alma. look at the helicopter video from earlier this morning. there's a big sinkhole that occurred on sunday but now becoming a safety hazard. they have closed the slow lane and alma avenue off-ramp for the time being. repair work going on through 3:00 p.m. i'll give you updates as i can over facebook and twitter. the flow past the area right now okay. that's a problem with the evening commute. octavia boulevard still closed at oak street, a problem for muni as well as folks traveling on surface street cars. the deadly accident, someone was thrown from the shuttle there. ucsf shuttle and the tractor-trailer involved in the accident just about 6:20 this morning. still have the closure and no opening time scheduled for that. the investigation continues. we'll take you to the maps and show you it's slow just getting off 101. a very congested right at that vicinity. the rest of the area showing a light flow of traffic.
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bay bridge, things are moving pretty slowly out in the east bay. >> mike mentioned facebook for the latest traffic and news updates. check out our facebook pain, nbc bay area morning news. ♪ welcome back. we are live in montreal. we're getting ready to play a great game. it's called who knew, eh? we play sthe way we always play it back home. she's going to give 100 bucks to those who get the question right. and to those who don't get kathie lee's wonderful cd. >> here it is. >> you can help me answer this. great canadian entertainer. a terrific guy. >> thank you. >> you are a rock star. should we get started? >> of course. >> lovely lady from montreal.
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what was montreal once called? ville-ami, vi -- >> i would say ville-marie. >> and you would be right? >> the question was, what was montreal once called and the correct answer was right. tell us again, what was that? >> ville-marie. this entire city was dedicated to mary, the french being very catholic. everywhere they founded cities there was a ville-marie. at the center of the city is a huge building shaped like a cross. so it's dedicated to mary the mother of god. >> i have an american lady born but lives here in montreal. you love living here? >> uh-huh. >> i am so happy for you. how do people greet each other in montreal? kiss on the hand, one kiss on each cheek or a hug? >> one kiss on each cheek. >> let's show them. the right and then the left. >> bingo. >> a kiss on each cheek.
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>> you have to understand, there's something latin, something european about people who live in montreal. so very, very warm. kissing. isn't there a lot of kissing? but only twice. >> and you have to get it right. >> this beautiful lady is from wilton -- milton. with her little dog. and that's where i got bambino. no, the other one. is montreal the largest, second largest or third largest french speaking. >> i'm going to go with second largest. >> and you would be correct. >> good answer. so the first largest is -- >> paris, obviously. >> and then montreal. although montreal is outside of france. majority of french speaking people here. >> and all the signage youe it in french really big and then in english small after it. >> so, obviously, i suppose you could argue -- >> 30 years?
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>> let's go back to kath. >> this lady kathy is from chicago. she's been here 30 years. i said you speak french and you said -- [ speaking french ] >> meaning, no, mot really, a little bit. >> what is the english translation of this? please drink wine, more wine please or please pass the wine? >> you cannot cheat here in montreal. >> more wine, please. >> all right. >> you really didn't know that? shame on you. >> actually, we have a clarification from the front. >> actually, it's a tricky one because if you say. [ speaking french ] would mean no more. but it means more wine. so that was tricky, but it's still a good answer. >> hold it down over there. go ahead, kathy. >> i apologize, kathy. you are also from chicago? >> no, california. >> you are getting on my nerves. here. you are from california. celine dion is from montreal. can you finish the next set of
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lyrics of this song by her and i'd love it if you'd sing it. ♪ near, far wherever you are ♪ >> and i believe my heart will go on? >> yes, yes, yes. ♪ i believe that the heart does go on ♪ >> i don't know if she got it or not but we're here. i'll give her the money. >> i actually was very lucky. i toured with celine dion for a couple of years in the late '90ss. actually did the "today" show with celine dion for christmas. she's like pretty much -- very warm, very generous, very open. isn't she great? >> hey, kath, he opened for her. >> pardon? >> he opened for celine dion. >> that's fantastic. >> true or false, tony from new
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york. quebec is the largest producer in the world of maple syrup. >> i believe it's true. >> yes, it is. >> absolutely. >> and actually -- >> we put maple syrup on just about everything. sometimes we get dessert and add maple syrup on it. that's how crazy we are. >> go ahead, kathy. >> jean from los angeles, where are you? only one other city in north america has more restaurants per capita than montreal. what city is that? >> new york. >> all righty, good -- well, i'm out of money and i'm also going to give you because nobody won my cd. >> there you go, darling. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. thanks and welcome to montreal. >> congratulations you guys. guess what's coming up? a live performance by cirque du soleil right after this. soleil. @
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you can say that cirque du soleil is one of the top exports that came out of here. >> and its latest top production. melanie is the artistic director. we're having so much fun here. >> an incredible show. what makes it unique from the other cirque du soleil performances we've already seen? >> it's beautiful. it's like watching a live movie. you have the projections under the big top. very close with the artist. so it's a total experience. >> and so many people don't realize that the whole cirque du soleil phenomenon started right here, right? >> in montreal. >> how many years ago was that? >> it was in the early '80s. >> so many productions since. >> 27 years. >> we're so excited about what we're going to see. behind us, a lot of costumes and fun. what are we going to see? >> a little montage of the hoop dancer and unicycle girls giving a basic feeling of the show along with some characters we'd like to introduce you to who take you through the journey.
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>> we see people flying through the air and all kinds of this. but you can't because of the -- so this is just a little taste of it. >> let's go on the journey. >> merci, melanie. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ >> wow! pretty amazing. i love it. all right. coming up next, sarah hanes is going to take us on a walk through montreal. >> we're going to the biodome. >> that was unbelievable. >> thank you, everybody. thank you so much. >> we'll be right back after these messages.
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now it's time for very special installment of "sara in the city." she becomes this animal expert
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and goes to the biodome, and i guess hilarity ensues. let's look. >> a hop, skip and a jump from downtown montreal is the biodome. the name means literally the house of life. and inside, you can travel through four separate ecosystems and visit thousands of animals without ever leaving the building. i got to go behind the scenes of this major mecca to try my hand at animal characters. so, first, what we're going to do is we're going to feed the capabarras. the largest rodent in the world. >> this is the food for the capibarra. do we ding a dinner bell? >> we can go upstairs and feed them. they're waiting for us. them and don't do any sudden moves. >> no sudden moves.
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these guys look hungry. soon, i got more comfortable with my new furry friends 679. >> sometimes there isssome aggression between females. >> that's the case with human women as well. lower part of the food chain. >> i wish i could comfort them. i'm not a threat. >> i was in brazil, diddi eat oneeof these? >> and on to the chill of the antarctic. >> i was told i'll eed this. >> you will need this. >> sylvia is the curator of the biodome. >> it smells in here. >> you feed the penguin, you're going to have to touch the fish. >> my first task was to put vitamins in the dead fish. you get it in there -- oh, blood. it was time to get suited up. i feel so medical right now.
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>> we're going to take the fish that we -- >> the fish guts, fs?sylvie. >> voila and we're going to walk in. >> voila and we're going to walk in. >> nothing prepared mefo walking into the penguins' world. p> they're so cute.jgc i'm so excited. these little babies, i feel like a mama penguin. okay. okay, okay. you can't all eat at once. i'll get a little one for you, 'cuz you look like a little guy. oh! oh, wow. oh, my gosh. >> that's a very picky penguin. that one. you got it! >> i even got to assist in my first penguin exam. he just pooped, thank you for that. all in all, i think i'm ready to move on in the next phase of my career. >> she did very well, she got a
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nee job. >> see you guys, bye. >> it is time to tango and hoda -- >> we're doing that? >> you can't wait to show them how it's done, can you? >> exactly. but you know what? this is "today" on nbc. sure, pulling the mold, mildew, and grime from
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out of the porous caverns of grout takes the right tools, but it also takes a gentle, caring touch. before you can deep clean, you learn to get a feel for its trouble spots. and hey, if you can't listen to grout, you can't truly know its wants...its needs...its dreams.
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snurks ♪ ♪ we're back live from montreal, and this is the north american tango caaital of the world. >> who knew? >> uh-huh. >> here to tell us about it is bobby thompson, the co-director of stu@'zñ tango montreal. and you brought with you two of your fantastic tango dangers. >> yes. they're fantastic dancers. >> i had no idea this was such a hot spot for the tango. how did that begin?
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>> since the end of the < '80s the show "tango" was here. >> it started a fire! >> as we're talking, why don't you guys go ahead and get your tango on. right. really caught on like wildfire here. >> yes. ♪ >> what is nice about argentine tango, it's improvised. >> i didn't realize that. most people, social dancing, they go out, you doesn't know each other. you introduce yourself. >> you do it with strange sners? >> yes. it's the language, and then you lead and follow. and it's the body language.
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>> it's with the eyes, too. >> why doesn't you show us. i think you're going to bely my tango dance partner? >> yes. >> and i'm going with julio? >> i'm very sorry.e very upset. but may i have julio for a moment, s'il vous plait? >> we need our props. >> is it in the teeth? >> wherever you want to -- okay. >> i'll do it. >> my mother's watching, i have to be careful. >> i do this? >> ooh. >> what is going on? stretch those legs. >> there you go. forward. >> i'm leading. >> now you have to -- >> i can't do this. >>. [ laughter ] >> i've got no dip. >> you lift the leg. >> we're going to come back,
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tomorrow, you guys, the barenaked ladies are with us. we're going to try the food called poutine. that everybody is talking about. and we can't wait. we'll be back tomorrow. >> we want to thank everybody an for an awesome time. merci beaucoup, everybody, see for an awesome time. merci beaucoup, everybody, see you tomorrow! -- captions by vitac --
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